When cauliflower rice first became popular a few years ago, I think we all believed it would be a short-lived trend. Well, we were obviously wrong: The light and fluffy grain-free substitute for rice isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and I am more than OK with that.
While it's a great option for those on a gluten-free or Paleo diet, it's really a smart choice for all eaters, as it's such an easy way to add more vegetables to your diet. Here are seven of our favorite ways to enjoy it.
These days, it's easy enough to find cauliflower rice at your local grocery store, but if making it yourself is something you're up for trying, here's the essential method for doing so.
Add some tomato paste, cumin, garlic, and spicy serrano pepper to cauliflower rice and you've got a crowd-pleasing side dish that might rival the rice found at your favorite Mexican spot.
This lightened-up twist on classic burrito bowls can be made with or without chicken. Either way, it will be satisfying, thanks to protein-filled black beans and creamy avocado.
Like classic fried rice, this dish is a dream for leftovers — toss in whatever bits of veggies and meat you have in the fridge to make a meal.
Since this pork stew is so hearty, it's nice to have something a bit lighter than potatoes or white rice to soak up the rich broth. Here the cauliflower rice is studded with diced apple and bolstered with a bit of whole-grain mustard.
Cauliflower rice takes the place of bread or cooked grains in this Paleo-friendly and gluten-free casserole. While you can make your own quick BBQ sauce for this recipe, feel free to use your favorite store-bought bottle instead.
If you don't have time to make the Kalua pork for this recipe, don't hesitate to swap in cooked chicken or fried and crumbled bacon instead.