Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
This "rice" used in this recipe can be used as a substitute for rice in any recipe.
- 20 ounces fresh cauliflower, shredded, 1 small head
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon instant minced onion
- 2 (6 ounce) cans canned tuna, drained
- 4 ounces mushrooms, drained
- Put cauliflower in a 2 1/2 quart casserole with a lid.
- Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover and microwave on HIGH 8-10 minutes until just tender, stirring every couple minutes (do not overcook); stir in 1 tablespoon butter.
- Meanwhile, sauté the celery in remaining tablespoon of butter until very tender.
- In medium microwaveable bowl, mix 6 ounces of the cheese and cream.
- Microwave a 2 minutes to melt the cheese; stir until well blended.
- Whisk in mayonnaise, seasonings and dry onion.
- Stir tuna and mushrooms into cauliflower; add cheese sauce and mix well.
- Can be covered and chilled at this point and then baked later.
- Cover and bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes; uncover, top with remaining cheese and bake another 10-15 minutes until bubbly; add an extra 5-10 minutes to first baking time if chilled.
I added green onions to this recipe instead of onion powder. Turned out great. Husband loved it.
Awesome recipe! The other eater really thought this contained rice. I made a couple of slight changes -- I used real onion instead of onion flakes (even though it adds some carbs), and I used fresh mushrooms. I just sauteed them both with the celery. I'm going to be making this all the time -- thanks for sharing!
I used fresh mushrooms and onions, sauteed with the celery. I don't know how anyone can mistake this for rice. It certainly tasted like cauliflower, flavor and texture. I also felt it was a little bland. It didn't make me want to eat the leftovers.