We love a clever, innovative idea, but sadly with me and Scott these are relatively few and far between, but we’ve got a great one…Cauliflower rice (granted it’s not our own idea, but still pretty original)! Regular rice is a nutritious, energy dense source of nutrition, but as many of you know the white varieties can hinder weight loss goals if consumed in excess. Rice invokes a glycaemic response which can increase insulin encouraging fat storage. By no means should you eliminate rice from your diet, but should you be entering a weight loss or toning phase then you may find this healthy, carb free alternative a great addition to your regular diet.
Cauliflower is a non-starch polysaccharide, cruciferous vegetable delivering a host of health boosting nutrients including approx 86% of your daily vitamin C content per 100g serving, 20% of your vitamin K, 15% of your daily folate requirements and a host of other micronutrients.
To make cauliflower rice simply take your cauliflower florets and blitz for a few seconds in a blender until the cauliflower resembles regular rice. Then boil the rice in a saucepan to your preference (the cooking time is far faster than regular rice) and use in the same way you would your regular rice. Oh and try adding a teaspoon of turmeric for a tasty twist to your regular tasting cauliflower.
WHFoods, (2013). The world's healthiest foods. Cauliflower. Retrieved 9th October, 2013, from http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=13