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