Cauliflower rice is the newer term in the food dictionary. Haven’t heard about such terms in some years. Cauliflower is a popular low carb substitute for a rice that is prepared by shredding or grating fresh cauliflower. It is packed with vitamins and minerals but also looks and feels like rice but can also be consumed raw or cooked.
Cauliflower just provides 10-25% of calories as compared to the same quantity of cooked rice. Low calorie, water dense food cauliflower results in Weight loss as they may lead to loss of hunger and feeling of fullness.
Carbs provide the energy the body requires to do the daily activities. While few people eat ketogenic diets in order to reduce their weight. Cauliflower rice can be a good source for people looking to slash their calorie intake.
As compared with the normal rice, cauliflower rice is especially low in calories and carbs. It makes it a popular choice to reduce weight and check your calorie intake.
Benefits of Cauliflower rice :
- Reduces inflammation.
- Promoting digestive health.
- Prevent type 2 diabetes.
- Prevent Cancer.
- Prevent heart disease.
- Weight loss.
- High source of fiber.
- High in choline – necessary for all brain functions.
- Rich in sulforaphane – to stop cancer growth.
- Rich in antioxidants.
Just shred cauliflower by grater or use a food processor to make cauliflower rice. In order to maintain their freshness, keep in the fridge or freezer.
It can be used to make different varieties of dishes.
- Cauliflower pizza crust
- Cauliflower hummus
- Cauliflower mash
- Cauliflower tortillas
- Cauliflower mac and cheese
Store bought Cauliflower rice version is slightly healthier than the home-based version. Frozen varieties may slightly retain more nutrients than refrigerated ones. Next time, when you think of making rice, consider cauliflower rice.