Oh wait........Did you say I can have rice?

 

Oh yes you can! Not only you can have rice but also an extra portion if you fancy it. Having been borned in a country where rice and potatoes were in almost every dish, I am telling you this is such music to my ears and such a treat to my tummy. What is the secret ingredient?

"Cauliflower" This non-starchy vegetable has always been one of my favourites as mum will actually made us frittatas that were delicious, it is a cruciferous vegetable like cabbage and broccoli, which I also love by the way. They contain vitamins, minerals, and plant nutrients, that may help neutralize damaging toxins and having high intakes of cruciferous vegetables is associated with a lower risk of some cancers. isn't this great?  So far I have tried it as compliment to my home stew, as rice stir fry and added to salads. It is the best rice in disguised!

 

If you never tried cauliflower, I suggest you rethink and try it in a nutshell here is why:

- Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables

- Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich, and may boost both your heart and brain health

- Eating cauliflower will provide your body with impressive amounts of vitamin C, vitamin k, beta-carotene, and much more while supporting healthy digestion and detoxification

Monica's cauliflower rice

1 medium or large cauliflower (I usually buy the largest or two because I make a batch of it to use in the week)

coriander or parsley leaves finely chopped

roasted sunflower seeds ( optional)

a little olive oil 

a pinch of salt

Let's start by cutting the hard core and stalks from the cauliflower. Chop it into smaller pieces, place in a blender to chop until the processor make the grains the size of rice, therefore I would recommend this to be done in small batches at the time to prevent it from becoming too pasty like, unless you will prefer this consistency of course.

 

 Beautiful and Aromatic Couliflower

Beautiful and Aromatic Couliflower

 
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