Want to learn how to make cauliflower rice for meal prep? This inventive use of a veggie isn't going anywhere and it makes for a keto and paleo rice sub.
Cauliflower rice is one of our favorite meal prep items to have on hand. It's a very basic recipe that makes a big batch and can stay in your freezer for up to 6 months. This makes it much easier to have a healthy and fast meal prep on hand, every week. That's because this is ready at a moment's notice once it's been prepped. Can't say that for regular old rice, can you?
How to Make Cauliflower Rice and Meal Prep With It
Most cauliflower rice recipes call for using a food processor, and that certainly does the job once you've broken down the head of cauliflower into several smaller chunks. However, we have an even easier way to get this job done.
Instead of a food processor, we use our stainless steel, non-slip mixing bowls with a grater attachment. Within less than 2 minutes you can have a whole head of cauliflower grated with this attachment! Sounds like a meal preppers dream, doesn't it? It's almost too good to be true. Almost. Take a look!
Directions for Cauliflower Rice Meal Prep
Gather your trusty box grater, or use a grater attachment on your stainless steel bowl.
First, cut cauliflower into large florets.
Then, "rice" the cauliflower by grating it right into the bowl.
Once it's gone through the grater, press riced cauliflower with paper towels to remove excess moisture. It won't be bone dry when you're finished, but you'll want it dry enough to cook without turning to mush.
Finally, when you're finished you can use it right away. Or, portion it out and freeze the rice in 1 or 2- cup size servings in freezer bags, depending on your meal prep needs!
Not only do we love making cauliflower rice because it is easy, but it makes a great alternative to rice! And can we talk about the health benefits and macros?
Health Benefits of Cauliflower Rice
- helps fight inflammation
- improves digestions
- aids in weight loss
- contains high levels of vitamins and minerals
Macros per 1 cup:
Calories: 25, Carbs: 5g, -Protein: 2g, Fat: 0.3g
How to Cook With Cauliflower Rice
Here's the fun part. Yes, it works much like rice in recipes, but it's more versatile and way faster. And the nutrition is different—and, of course, the carbs are way, way less. Like rice, it's a blank slate, so you can use it with lots of different meals, and herbs, salt, and pepper are great with it. A bit of red onion or shallots really perks up cauliflower rice that you serve as a straight-up side dish. But we love it for its versatility and its awesome macros.
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