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Grated Cauliflower Rice Cauliflower Couscous
You can grate the cauliflower using the chunky face or use the chunky shredder on a Magimix
Photograph: Wayne Morgan – nationaldish.co.uk © 2017

Lots of the dishes on nationaldish.co.uk use carbohydrate alternatives, and for rice, cauliflower is the best.

If you use our recipes you’ll prepare cauliflower rice in a few different ways to suit the end result required – that may be under cooking it or adding other ingredients to it.

Most importantly, it’s easy, quick and tastes amazing, even though it can smell a bit like guffs.

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Cauliflower Rice or cauliflower couscous
You want to bear a few things in mind before you prepare this, it's not rice which needs to 'cook', you can eat cauliflower raw and enjoy it.


The aim is to heat it through whilst maintaining an al dente texture. You do not want soggy cauliflower rice, that's gross.


So to cook it, we use a microwave - whaaaaat? Yup, microwaves dry food out when it cooks, which most of the time makes for a total shit show. In this case, it's perfect, so no need to add water...and don't use salt either, during the cooking process.


See below, a few versions all based on the same principles - all very quick to do.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes MAX
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pure rice or couscous
  • 1 medium cauliflower cut the bottom off, remove the leaves and cut in half - DO NOT remove the centre stalk
Add some herbs, dependent on the main dish
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes MAX
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pure rice or couscous
  • 1 medium cauliflower cut the bottom off, remove the leaves and cut in half - DO NOT remove the centre stalk
Add some herbs, dependent on the main dish
Instructions
Preparation
  1. Either grate it like the main image or use your food processor and the chunky attachment. You need half a head, including the stalk for two people.
  2. Put it into a microwaveable bowl. Optional - If your main course is spicy add the coriander stalks and mix.
    mix chunky grated cauliflower rice or couscous with chopped coriander stalks nationaldish
Cooking
  1. Cover the bowl with a plate or clingfilm pierced a couple of times to let the steam escape.
    Microwaves can be useful sometimes cauliflower rice paleo nationaldish
  2. If you want the rice straight away and in pure form, microwave for a full 6 minutes
  3. If you are going to mix it with something else, like a Jollof, Paella or Risotto just do it for 3 minutes, but without any clingfilm. Adding it to other hot dishes will finish the cooking process. You don't want to over cook it, ever!
    Only half cook the rice if it's to be mixed this is jollof rice nationaldish
  4. Thank you Britain

    Cheers


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