10 Low Carb Cauliflower Rice Recipes Across The World
For dieters on Ketogenic diet, no side dish is as sacred as cauliflower rice or “Cauli Rice”.
Most cultures across the world depend heavily on eating some grain-based food to accompany their main food. For example, the Italians have their pasta and spaghetti, the Mexicans have their tacos, the Asians have their noodles and rice, and the Indians have their chapatis and naans. With the strict restriction on grains, it pretty much puts all of these foods out of the dieters’ diet plan!
And, thus, Cauli Rice is so important. It not only provides a healthy replacement to these foods but is also a completely Keto-approved solution that is amazingly delicious and easy to prepare. However, since different cultures prefer their side dishes prepared according to their tastes, it was important that we look at all the different variations of Cauli Rice that not only fits your diet plan but also pleases your palate.
This is why we compiled a list of the best variations of Cauli Rice from across the world along with detailed recipes.
Let’s begin with the basics. The Classic Cauli Rice is easy to make, delicious, and has no added hassles. With only 3 ingredients: cauliflower, butter and salt, you can get your Cauli Rice ready to go in less than 10 mins. The best part is that you can make it on a frying pan or in a microwave.
To go one step beyond the Classic, you must try the Cilantro and Lime Cauli Rice. It has all the simplicity and taste of classic with the added zing of Lime and the freshness of Cilantro!
If you are not a big fan of lime, then you can try the other-Keto favorite food – Coconut on top of the most Keto favorite food-Cauliflower. The added coconut gives it a beautiful flavor that is reminiscent in the Thai cuisine and adds a bit of variety to your Cauli rice.
Both Cilantro-lime and Coconut are strong flavors and can overwhelm the taste of Cauliflower in your side dish. If you prefer to keep it mellow just go with the Broccoli Cauli Rice. Because Broccoli and Cauliflower both belong to essentially the same vegetable family, the taste remains the same and the broccoli just adds oodles of nutrition to your dish.
Moving on, you must have noticed how subtle changes in your recipe can completely alter the look and feel (and taste) of your cauli rice. You can use this knowledge to align your cauli rice to your taste and cuisine. Depending on your mood or the type of food you’re planning to have just make these simple changes to close your perfect side dish.
The following recipes look at such modifications to align them with specific cuisines.
If you are in the mood for Oriental food and want a punchy side dish, the Garlic Cauliflower Fried Rice is perfect. This Filipino Sinangag style garlic cauli rice makes for a simple yet healthy meal in itself with strong flavors to make you coming back for more.
You can not have a recipe round up without including at least one Chinese dish in the list. This healthy version can be a meal in itself or go with the best of Chinese dishes. Just don’t forget to serve it in a bowl!
The Mexican version of the Cauli Rice actually goes well with most cuisine because of its tangy nature. The crunchiness of onion and sweetness of tomato makes for a perfect side dish.
Well if you are trying the Mexican version, you might as well try the Spanish version as well. This crispy, crunchy and spicy take on the Cauli rice makes for a great side dish to accompany any meal. Or better you can have it as it is as breakfast or as snacks!
If you are a herbs and spice person, the Indian Cauli Rice is your best bet. Its sweet, zesty and mellow all at the same time. The turmeric makes for a unique flavor and ups the nutrition game considerably!
But if you really want to go exotic, then there’s none better than the Hawaiian version of the Cauli Rice! The Spam Musubi with Cauliflower Sticky Rice maybe a bit difficult to prepare and takes slightly longer to prepare but the result of your efforts will be worth it. It can act as a great snack, or just a great side dish.
So, there you go, some of the best versions of the Cauli Rice that you can try at home and scratch the grain-itch for any kind of cuisine you prefer in your Keto or Low Carb diet plan. Cauli Rice is truly a blessing for most Keto and Low Carb dieters and these recipes make your job that much easier.
Further, in case, you really dig the Cauli Rice concept, then you may choose to go one step further and experiment with the below recipes:
An incredibly healthy and delicious meal that gives you the best of both worlds. Cauli Rice in an amazing casserole version. It tastes amazing and acts as a great meal for a perfect family dinner!
The best part about this dish is that it allows you to add three interesting ingredients (all Keto favorites) – Spinach, Cheese and Ham! Now isn’t that a perfect meal?
Of course, the only Keto favorite vegetable that has not been included in the list is Mushroom and we looked for a great recipe that goes perfectly with Cauli Rice. And, we landed on PeaceLoveAndLowCarb’s Mushroom Risotto with Cauli Rice. A perfect dish that is easy to prepare and goes perfectly in your diet plan.
We hope you enjoy trying these recipes. Do let us know what you felt in the comments section below. If you are interested in finding out more Keto-dishes using Cauliflower then try these –