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Hello there!  Last night we were in Denver, at the Love Grown Foods launch party + then celebrating a friend’s birthday.  I’ll fill you in more on the exciting new happenings with LGF tomorrow, but for now a delicious meal.  This should have gone up last night, but my computer wouldn’t connect to the internet at the bro + sis-in-law’s house.  

I’ve seen recipes for cauliflower “rice” a few times recently, so I decided to see what all the buzz was about.  The idea is that you put the cauliflower in your food processor and process until it’s close to the consistency of rice.  Easy enough!

Cauliflower Veggie “Rice”

I sautéed veggies first.

1 leek – 2 carrots – 1 stalk celery – 1 clove minced garlic  [feel free to just use 1 leek or 1 small onion and garlic, carrot + celery are optional]

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And I actually used the Vita-mix to grind this to the rice consistency.  I did it in 3 batched and it worked great.

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Definitely looks like rice!  It was tasty raw, but I wanted to mix it with the veggies.

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The veggies were cooked in a little safflower oil for about 5-8min until just soft.  Then I added in the cauliflower rice and heated for another 2-3min.  If you’re looking to add some flavor, season this however you would like.  I added a little salt + peppe, r, keeping things simple.  You could definitely add soy sauce, or curry, or anything you like!

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Eaten alongside a mound of lightly steamed kale.  Extremely nutritious, however lacking a bit of substance.  Need to add some fats!

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Enter: avocado + hummus

I spread a thick layer of hummus and mashed 1/2 of an avocado onto the brown rice [gf] tortilla.  Then I added a pile of kale + “rice” mixture + a little salt + pepper.  I lvoed this lunch!  It was extremely fresh tasting + didn’t weigh me down at all.  The brown rice tortillas were pretty good.  If I had to keep gluten out of my diet, I would definitely buy them again. 

Grapefruit on the side for some sweet + sour action!

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Dog walk time!  If you can believe it…this is Dakota’s happy face!

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Loved this cloud!

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Another post will be up tomorrow, along with a lot of exciting blog action this week!!  Giveaways galore!!  I’m designating it blog-fan appreciation week.  Stay tuned for the details!! :)

Time to go get my juice on!


Reader Comments (39)

I love your "rice", especially since I don't like real rice:-) Hope you had a great weekend!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at KeepItSweet

Yum! I can't wait for the giveaways!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

I love how versatile cauliflower is - have you ever tried the cauliflower pizza crust?

What a great use for cauliflower! I've never seen that done. I do LOVE mashed cauliflower however and have had some MAJOR cravings for it. Can't wait to see what you have in store this week. ;)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

That's so cool how cauliflower can be turned into a rice texture!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie@stronghealthyfit

The cauliflower looks awesome! I for sure want to try that at some point and with some nuts for added crunch and fat? MMMMmmmm! Also did you get the ezikeil brown rice wrap because those ARE super good! Have a great week!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin @ TPL

That is a great idea for the cauliflower! Looks just like white rice. I bet it would be great with beans and guac in a burrito.

I love cauliflower! This looks like a great use of it :)

Wow. This recipe blew me away -- cauliflower rice! Amazingness.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlauren @ spiced plate

Uhhh, genius! I have a whole head of cauliflower in my fridgy fridge and this is next on my to-do list!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatelyn @ Chef Katelyn

Cauliflower rice sounds delicious. I bet it would be great with roasted cauliflower too.

PS - The cloud photo is amazing!!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

That's so interesting! Cauliflower has a bland taste to me, so flavoring it as "rice" is a really good idea.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I've been really curious to try cauliflower rice lately too. I'm glad I know how to make it now!

I love those brown rice tortillas but only after nuking them in them micro for 30 seconds. That makes all the difference from me. I've got some Love Grown Foods granola on the way, and I can't wait. It sounds like such a cool company. How cool you got to go to the launch party.

Your veggie rice looks delicious Ashley, but yeah, I bet the avocado elevated it to a whole new level.

Sweet Dakota. :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Eats Almond Butter

omg, best idea ever, yummy!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura (Starloz)

It just occurred to me that I haven't had cauliflower in a hot minute, and that is a travesty! Your "rice" looks fannnnnnnnntastic! And hip hip hooray for blog-fan appreciation week! ;)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristin@purplebirdblog

ahhhh yay! I have made curry cauli "rice" before but totally never thought of adding veggies to the mix! This is a fantastic idea! =) Thanks love!


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn L @ Peas and Crayons

oh Dakota. Cheer up pup! Nice happy face.

that is such a great idea for cauliflower. Seriously, you are a genius in the kitchen.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTeri [a foodie stays fit]

those veggie-filled wraps look so delicious right now! i've been wanting to try the cauliflower "rice" for a while now too. looks like you found a great combo to enjoy it!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah (Sarah Learns)

I just started reading your blog about a month ago, and I just wanted to say that I am so inspired by all of your posts!
Thank you for all the amazing recipes and the inspiration to live a clean, healthy life!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

Love your version of cauliflower "rice''....everybody's seeming to create their own, unique version these days. Never made it, but you've convinced and reminded me to do so :) I bet it'd be yummy with garlic, curry powder and bragg's atop.
Have a good evening, friend!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNamaste Gurl

What an awesome meal idea. I love doing things differently like that cauliflower rice.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily @ One Sweet Vegan

I've seen that "rice" every where too! Thanks for showing how to do it =] I think I'm gonna give it a try

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAri @ ThE DiVa DiSh

I love tricking my body into thinking I'm having carbs (rice) when I'm eating veggies! Good call!

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

That rice is impressive! Mine always turns out funky, but yours is lovely.

Congrats on your day :)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama Pea

I've tried mashed cauliflower and love it, so this I'm sure I would love too. You could add whatever you want into the rice too! Maybe some curry powder to make it spiced "rice"

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

LOVE this rice!! i am definitely giving this a go! might add some extra protein though!

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie (Moves 'N Munchies)

I love this idea. I'm not a huge fan of rice but I do love me some cauliflower. This would be the perfect substitute!

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia @ Aligirl Cooks

Your recipes are SO creative yet simple! That wrap is calling my name!

I have never heard of cauliflower rice but that is such a great idea! I'm trying this soon. Can't wait for all of the giveaways :)

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaddie (Healthy Maddie)

I love cauliflower "rice"! I've had it as a sort of couscous as well and it's soooo good dressed up salad-style! Yours looks so good, I love the idea of putting it in a wrap :)


Hey! If you dont have a Vita Mix, do you think a food processor would work fine? Just pulse it?
Thanks, great idea!

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermetaxia

The only time I didn't like the cauliflower as rice was when I used it as a sushi base. This looks delicious though!

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

For sure! A food processor would work VM is just a little easier to clean. ;)

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Brenda. This means so much and you're so very welcome! :)

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Ooooh, I hope you like the granola. It's all I eat now!

January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTummy Troubles? « Swissf

Who knew cauliflower could do that?! I don't have a vitamix but do you think a food processor would work?

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanya @ Vegan Faith

Yes, as I wrote in the beginning of the post, you're supposed to use a food processor..but i used my vita instead for easier cleaning. :)

February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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