Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice

I’ll be straightforward, my first endeavor at cauliflower rice was a lemon. I left the rice plain with no extra flavors. Neither of us were intrigued. After that endeavor it turned out to be evident that cauliflower rice needs assistance in the flavor office. So we set out to really concentrate and thought of this herby riced cauliflower with garlic, lemon, and almonds. The herbs, garlic, and lemon include loads of flavor, while the almonds present some additional surface. I simply love it!

Here is a speedy rundown sharing why I love this formula to such an extent:

It’s faultless! Riced cauliflower is a delightful sound, low-carb side that goes with pretty much anything.

Cauliflower rice is somewhat plain all alone, yet in the wake of toasting it in a skillet with a pinch of garlic margarine, it tastes nutty and sweet.

The formula is snappy and simple to make. You can purchase pre-made cauliflower rice at the store and you can make it yourself. (I’ve shared two simple ways underneath).

Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice

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Recipe by inspiredtasteCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

This simple Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice is stuffed brimming with flavor, sound, low-carb and fast to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 head head cauliflower or 6 ounces store-bought cauliflower rice

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

  • 2 tablespoons butter or substitute extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh herbs like parsley, dill, cilantro, and basil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or more to taste

Directions

  • To turn a head of cauliflower into rice, there are two options. Use a food processor or use a box grater.
  • If using a food processor, cut the head of cauliflower into medium chunks and remove the core. Working in batches, add the cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is broken down into very small bits that resemble rice (see photo above).
  • If using a box grater, cut the head of cauliflower into quarters and remove the core. Use the medium-sized holes to grate each quarter into small bits resembling rice.
  • Optional step, for the best cauliflower rice, before cooking, transfer the riced cauliflower to a clean dish towel and press to remove excess moisture.
  • MAKE HERBED CAULIFLOWER RICE
  • Add the almonds to a large skillet over medium heat. Stir the almonds around the pan until they are fragrant and lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Keep a close eye on the nuts since they do toast quickly. Transfer the toasted almonds to a bowl and save for later.
  • Return the skillet to the heat and add the butter. When the butter is melted and bubbling, stir in the garlic. Cook the garlic, stirring it around the pan, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the cauliflower rice, salt, and a few grinds of black pepper. Cook, stirring every once and a while, until the cauliflower rice is crisp-tender and starts to turn light brown in places, 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Take the skillet off of the heat, and then stir in the fresh herbs, lemon juice, and toasted almonds. Taste then adjust with additional salt, pepper or lemon juice.

Notes

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