Add some toppings to your cauliflower rice and create amazing meals with less than 250 calories.
Here is how to make basic cauliflower rice:
Cut away the florets from one large cauliflower. Put them in a food processor and pulse until broken down into pieces the size of rice. Heat 1 tsp. of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, then add the cauliflower. Stir to coat and cover until the cauliflower is heated through, about 4 minutes. This makes about 4 cups.
Cauliflower Rice Combos
Combine 1 cup warm cauliflower rice with 1 tbsp sliced almonds, 1 tbsp golden raisins, and 1 tbsp chopped parsley.
Nutrition per serving: 108 calories, 4 g protein, 16 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 4 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 47 mg sodium
2. Burrito Bowl
Top 1 cup cauliflower rice with 1/2 cup cooked (or canned) black beans, 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves, 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, and 1/2 tsp sea salt.
Nutrition per serving: 168 calories, 11 g protein, 30 g carbs, 11 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 2 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 833 mg sodium
3. Tropical “Rice” Pudding
Combine 1 cup warm cauliflower rice with 1/2 cup warm lite coconut milk and 1 tbsp maple syrup. Top with 2 tbsp each diced fresh pineapple and mango and 1/2 tsp cardamom.
Nutrition per serving: 220 calories, 5 g protein, 31 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 23 g sugar, 10 g fat, 6 g sat fat, 77 mg sodium
4. Kimchi Bowl
Top 1 cup warm cauliflower rice with 1/4 cup store-bought kimchi, 1 thinly sliced scallion, and 1 fried egg. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds and a squirt of hot sauce.
Nutrition per serving: 170 calories, 12 g protein, 11 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 9 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 435 mg sodium