How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Coined "cruciferice" by @evan. Zero gluten. Almost no carbs. Tons of flavor. Easier than you think.
  1. Start with a whole cauliflower head.
    Wash and dry it completely.
  2. Cut the cauliflower in half and remove its outer leaves.
  3. Use a sharp knife to cut the cauliflower halves into chunks.
  4. Place the cauliflower in a food processor.
  5. Pulse until the cauliflower is transformed into a fine "grain," about the consistency of couscous or quinoa.
  6. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and add the cauliflower rice.
  7. Cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring periodically.
    It's ideal if the rice gets a little toasted and brown in patches. This adds flavor.
  8. Optionally add a few cloves of garlic, chopped.
  9. And some fresh herbs.
    Cilantro is delicious.
  10. Stir in your additions, along with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Serve, as you would rice.
    Pictured here with pepper-crusted salmon and sweet pea salad with fresh mint.
  12. Feel virtuous and smug about your healthy choices.
    Optionally, celebrate with ice cream.
  13. Tip: before you put the cauliflower in, spray the interior of the food processor w nonstick spray. So much easier to get the "rice" out and to clean up.
    Suggested by   @molliekatzen