Many thanks to one of our readers for this recipe. Cauliflower risotto makes a great side dish for poultry, salmon, or pork chops. To avoid ending up with a bowl full of mush (Good Night Moon, anyone?), do not overcook. Stop when the cauliflower is al dente.
Due to its high carbohydrate content and relatively poor nutritional profile, rice is not included on a typical Primal or Paleo eating plan. Luckily cauliflower rice can be substituted for traditional rice in curries, stir fries, and even sushi. Even those with the keenest of taste buds will be hard pressed to notice the difference! And at about 1/10th of the carbs and far more micro nutrition, you simply can't go wrong with this rice replacement.
This is a guest recipe from Carolyn's mother, Anne Beatty, featuring one of her soup creations...cauliflower soup.
If the thought of serving a holiday dinner without potatoes is troubling, then try using cauliflower as an alternative. They look like potatoes, but without the big carbohydrate hit.
Who says sushi and real food are not compatible? Cauliflower makes an excellent substitute for rice when it is run through the food processor. Try your own variations. Crab meat, tuna or salmon can be used instead of shrimp. Cucumber, celery or sweet potato strips can be used instead of asparagus.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
This cauliflower crust pizza is so good it’s hard to believe it is gluten and grain-free! And similar to our other winning pizza recipe, it passes the "pick up test" -- it doesn't fall apart when you pick it up with your hands. After all, isn't this what we're looking for in a good pizza?