I have learned how to make cauliflower as a replacement for rice! I don’t eat rice anymore. I don’t eat it because the carb content is INSANE. It just isn’t worth it. AND, now we have to worry about arsenic and getting cancer! It is dangerous to eat rice. If you want to learn more about why it is giving people cancer, according to Consumer Reports (a reputable place), read this link:
Per cup, rice varies from about 33 to 53g of carbs!
If you eat about a cup of rice with your Chinese food, you are eating most of your carbs for the day just in that cup of rice. (I limit my carbs to 50 to 100 a day to stay slim)
http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/food/rice/carbohydrate (see the different numbers in grams)
RICE REPLACEMENT, Low Carb:
Here is a recipe to make a rice dish, but it is actually cauliflower to look and taste like rice. (looks like rice, right?) http://lowcarbslowcarb.com/recipes/cauliflower-rice/
How to rice a cauliflower: http://video.about.com/lowcarbdiets/Low-Carb-Cauliflower-Rice.htm
When I make chicken masala, I rice cauliflower in a cuisinart and I put it on my plate, place the masala on it and it is delish and I am not missing the rice.
I make cauliflower-based pizza and it is delish!
Cauliflower is my new, safer, lower carb rice.
See my blogs with those recipes:
I realized that I cannot remember if I wrote a blog on my cauliflower pizza, so that will be coming up soon. It is delish and even my friend’s husband liked it and he is fussy!
Here is the pizza recipe from another site. And let me tell you, it is delish! Thanks to my sister-in-law for that site.
Remember to incorporate ways to use vegetables into your diet more and more, and rice–less and less.
Cauliflower: It is extemely low on the glycemic-index and it is about 14g net carbs for an entire head and you will never eat an entire head with a meal! You would be lucky to eat 5g net carbs compared to about 50g carbs of rice. That is a HUGE difference!