Monday, May 16, 2016

Playing with my food

One of the first substitutions I learned about were using cauliflower as a substitute for potatoes and rice.

The mashed "potatoes" made this way were okay, but I couldn't get real excited about them.  So I'm holding out high hopes for the cauliflower "rice".

They recommended using a food processor, and this was just the excuse needed to buy a new kitchen toy.  

Due to space restraints I purchased a mini Ninja chopper.  It only has a two cup capacity, so I have to reload often, but it has a small footprint.  

If this continues, I may want to find a larger version...but that may have to wait until we have larger housing.  It's all about the toys.

A head of cauliflower made about four cups of "rice", so I bagged up the excess in one cup measurements and put them in the freezer.  It's a mess doing this, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw bagged cauliflower "crumbles" at Walmart.  That would be so much easier!

It does look a lot like rice, so maybe this will work.  My first experiment was using it in a hamburger, cabbage hotdish recipe that I got from my sister-in-law. It worked nicely in that.

Then I made it as "rice" to go with our fish for supper and it worked well.  It's still not rice ...sigh...but it's good enough.

Long Live the Queen 


  1. No it's not rice, but with some tasty sauces and spices it works.

  2. Hmmm, I hadn't thought of using this for potatoes or rice. I wonder if it would taste good in a shepherds pie? Maybe I'll give it a try. Thanks for the idea. You have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Edna B.