I'm not writing this today to try to convert anybody because it may not be for you but if you are interested in sticking your toes in the low carb pool I have a great recipe for you. My friend Chris just came up with this and it is the closest thing we have tasted to rice. It goes great with just about anything and is easy to make so let me know what you think. P.S.- This tastes divine even if you don't eat low carb and you can sneak some veggies in on the kids!
|Who say's cauliflower can't taste good!|
Cauliflower "Rice Pilaf"
Recipe by Chris Gossner
The key to this pilaf lies in the toasted almonds. The texture and flavor is what fools you into thinking this is rice. I just ate the leftovers for lunch and it was just as good as the initial meal. Enjoy!
1 Raw Head Cauliflower, run through grater on food processor
1/2-3/4 c Almonds, slivered
1/4 c Butter
1/2 c Diced Onions
2-3 cloves Garlic, chopped, or a teaspoon or two from a jar
About a 1/2 c Chicken Broth, more or less
1 Teaspoon or so Dried Thyme
Toast almonds on cookie sheet (use a piece of foil underneath for ease in pouring them into pan later-and cleanup) in oven on 350 until you smell them and they are just turning brown. Watch them carefully because they will burn quickly if you leave them alone. They should only take 5 minutes or so.
In a skillet saute the onions in the butter. Add the garlic when the onions have been on for a few minutes so it doesn't burn. Add the cauliflower and stir, sauteeing for a minute or so. Add the broth a bit at a time, just enough to make it moisten up the cauliflower. Remember the 'rice' is not really rice, it will not absorb fluids on standing. Cook, stirring every so often, for 5 minutes or so, covering as much as possible.
Add thyme, salt and pepper, almonds and serve!