Cauliflower Rice : The Carb Alternative That Keeps You Lean!

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.

Nutrition

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.

Directions

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.

References

WHFoods, (2013). The world's healthiest foods. Cauliflower. Retrieved 9th October, 2013, from http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=13

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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