Cauliflower Power.

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Cauliflower is one of the most versitile organic vegetables I can think of.  As part of the cruciferous* (bless you) family of vegetables, it's gluten free, loaded with antioxidents and has the fringe benefit of being very low in carbs.  A large head of organic cauliflower costs anywhere from $1.99 – 3.99.   You can add it to a salad, puree it into a soup, roast it with spices or even rice it.  Yes, you can make rice out of cauliflower…   


Plain Cauliflower Rice Recipe (Dead Easy)
1 head cauliflower, trimmed and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons of butter
Salt & Pepper to taste

  1. Place cauliflower in a food processor with the "S" blade and process until the texture of rice
  2. Put in microwave safe glass dish
  3. Add butter
  4. Microwave covered for 2 minutes
  5. Season to taste

Fried Cauliflower Rice (Easy)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
1 cup celery, finely diced
1 head cauliflower, trimmed and coarsely chopped (see below)
Salt & Pepper to taste

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat
  2. Saute onion over medium heat until soft
  3. Add celery to skillet and saute until tender
  4. Meanwhile, place cauliflower in a food processor with the "S" blade and process until the texture of rice
  5. Add cauliflower to skillet, cover and cook 5-10 minutes, until soft, then season

You can also watch a video here.

*Cruciferous Vegetables  [krew-SIH-fer-uhs]
The scientific name for a group of vegetables that research has proven may provide protection against certain cancers. Cruciferous vegetables contain antioxidants. These vegetables, which are all high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, are: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, kale, mustard greens, rutabagas and turnips.
© Copyright Barron's Educational Services, Inc. 1995 based on THE FOOD LOVER'S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst

 

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