Cauliflower is one of those veggies that everyone overlooks because it can be a little bit bitter and underwhelming when simply steamed. However this vegetable is also super versatile creating loads of tasty dishes that deliver tons of health benefits. Known to help ward off cancer and heart disease, cauliflower contains Glucosinolates (sulfur containing compounds that may lower your risk of cancer), Sulforaphane (provides cancer-fighting functions, improves blood pressure and kidney function) & Allicin (may reduce the occurrence of stroke and heart disease), along with vitamin C, folate and various other vitamins and minerals!
I found a super simple recipe to make cauliflower couscous or rice where you simply use a food processor to break up the pieces and then steam it in a pot. Believe it or not it is delicious and a great Paleo side dish instead of the typical grain.
- Use food processor to break up pieces of cauliflower into either rice or couscous sided granules
- Chop 3-4 green onions in food processor and add to cauliflower granules for a bit of extra flavor and color
- Heat oil in a pot and add the cauliflower, salt and pepper over low temperature
- Let steam for 5 minutes or until desired consistency and serve