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We love cauliflower rice and make it often. Just wanted to let you know, it can be made just as well with frozen!! I zap the bag in the microwave for about 3 minutes (to soften - it will still be kinda frozen) then shred it in the food processor. I usually add a sprinkle of salt and a bit of butter and then throw it back in the microwave (covered) for 3-4 minutes to finish. We use it just like regular rice. The fresh is great - but when its not in season, the frozen is a LOT cheaper! HTH. :)

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HSingARMYmom May 10, 2010

This was quite good. My husband said and I quote "This might just be better than rice". We served it under Trader Joe's Chicken Pasilla Chili and it was a hit. I used the fancy orange cauliflower and the 'rice' looked Spanish! I imagine it will look Indian when I make curry! Plus, if you like, you can steam it in a microwave safe bowl, depending on your watts, for a few minutes (don't add anything) and it comes out fluffy and gorgeous. Then add your pat of butter and serve!

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SoberOldie December 05, 2008

Made this for dinner last night. It was so easy. I simply grated the head and placed it in the mircorwave for 5 minutes. A dash of salt and a tbsp of butter and wha la, a wonderful sub for rice. I paired this dish with Gordon's Seasoned Tilpia filets (found in the frozen section) and steamable garden medly veggies. So yummy and only took Ten Minutes to cook the entire meal. Great for Mom's on the go with little time to spare for cooking. I will most certainly be making this again. Maybe next time spice it up a bit with a dash of cinnamon and cumin prior to steaming in mircowave. We love our rice cooked that way so maybe it will work well with this concept too.

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Ginger O. October 31, 2013

I sauteed in butter then served with a veggie stir fry. I like this even better than rice - very tasty!

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Gwen LP August 24, 2009

If you like the lo-carb mashed cauliflower substitute for mashed potatoes, you are going to LOVE this substitute for rice. The texture is surprisingly excellent and it is really good topped with anything you might put on top of rice. A big hit with me.

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seaorca3 December 05, 2008

I bought a food processor just so I could make this recipe. It was delicious as a rice substitute under Sesame Ginger Shrimp. Even my husband commented that it was the perfect texture and tasted great. This is easier to make than rice! I used a fresh head of cauliflower. After processing, I put in a microwave safe bowl, covered loosely and microwaved for 5 minutes, then added butter and salt. Perfect!

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DianM May 29, 2015

We have been following a low carb diet for about 1 1/2 yrs now and this is a great find. I made it to serve with a creamy seafood dish that is normally served over rice. We couldn't tell the difference! I cooked it for about 3-4 minutes as my microwave has a high wattage. Thank you, we will use this recipe again!

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mums the word August 01, 2013

Simple and Easy to prepare. I served it with my Lower Carb Andouille and Okra Gumbo recipe and didn't miss the rice! Now if you could just come up with a cauliflower based crusty french bread, my meal would be complete :)

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REALtorFOOD April 17, 2013

I learned how to make cauliflower like this from a personal trainer when I was trying to eat lower-carb. I just put the cauliflower in the food processor and chop until it's the size of rice. Then I put it in a tightly covered microwave-safe container (I use glass). No need to add any water. Microwave about 7 to 10 minutes on high until done (better to under cook than over cook it). I add this to soups and sneak it in with white rice to stretch it and cut down the carbs. I don't even like cauliflower but I do like it this way. Refrigerate in a tight container -- it keeps in the fridge for a really long time so don't hesitate to make an entire head even if you're just one person. Fast, easy, cheap and nutritious. It doesn't get better than that!

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Gina Farina December 13, 2012

Was surprised that this really did turn out just like light fluffy rice. I made as written using the saute method, keeping in mind not to overcook as I think that is the trick to this recipe. I served as a simple plain side like one would white rice and would like to maybe try making it into a fried rice dish next time. One last note 1/2 a head feeds 4 very easily. Thanks for the post.

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Debbwl April 06, 2012
Cauliflower Rice - Low Carb