Sunday, July 13, 2014

CLCA Days 11-12: Fake-Out "Rice" without the Carbs

Cyd's "Low-Carb Adventure," Day 11:
Breakfast: One slice Ezekiel toast with butter
Lunch: Leftover Green Chile Bake
Dinner: Footlong deli sub (minus most of the bread) and 1/2 cup poutine (Oops--oh well, they say to keep to your low-carb program 80% of the time, right?)

Carb count: 110 grams

Day 12:
Dinner: Slow Cooker Butter Chicken with Cauliflower "Rice"
Dessert: "Carb Smart" Dairy Dessert

Carb count: 20 grams (Because someone slept all day and only ate one meal! Hmph.)

Just like spaghetti squash and zucchini noodles can be used to replace wheat flour pasta, the versatile cauliflower can easily replace mashed potatoes and even rice. For the faux "rice," you just break up a cauliflower into smaller florets and toss them in the food processor (I do this in two batches) and pulse until approximately rice-sized. Then cook in one teaspoon of fat (coconut oil or clarified butter if you're going Paleo), stirring frequently, until the pieces just start to turn golden. That's it! Cyd doesn't even like rice, but she really likes the riced cauliflower.

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