As people continue to look for healthy alternatives to the modern diet, several new foods have entered the list. One such addition? Cauliflower rice. It’s possible you haven’t hear of it yet, but yet cauliflower rice is getting so popular among the healthy food industries now. Especially if you are Asian, we all know we love our rice fix. So this could be the best next alternative.
Cauliflower rice is a low-carb, gluten free and paleo-friendly substitute for traditional rice. In its most basic form, cauliflower rice is simply cauliflower that has been grated down into rice-like granules (usually with food processor). It can be eaten raw, but it’s usually lightly cooked (often with a little olive oil or butter) to soften it up and create a texture more similar to traditional rice.
What makes cauliflower so versatile is its mild flavour; it takes on the taste of the seasonings it’s prepared with. Plus, depending on how it’s prepared, cauliflower can take on many different textures, from a chewy grain to a crispy crust to a smooth and creamy ingredient or side dish.
There are a number of reasons behind its vast popularity: whatever format the cauliflower comes in, be it rice or mash, it will be lower in calories than its original manifestation (25 calories per 100g compared with about 140 calories per 100g of cooked white rice); and it helps you reach your recommended five servings of vegetable more easily.
A cup of boiled cauliflower provides approximately 10% the recommended daily value (RDV) of fibre, 10% the RDV of Vitamin B-6 and 90% the RDV of vitamin C.
A diet rich in fibre promotes healthy digestion, weight loss and lowers cholesterol levels. Vitamin B-6 is crucial for brain development and maintain good immune system function. While Vitamin C helps form protein to sustain skin, tendon and ligaments regeneration; it also helps for teeth, cartilage and bones repairmen. The cruciferous vegetable is also loaded with antioxidants that may reduce inflammation and protect against several diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.
Cauliflower rice is a high-fibre, low-carb alternative to real rice that is also packed with antioxidants and vitamins. It’s an incredibly simple dish, which is always a good sign for a food’s nutrition.
No doubt, cauliflower rice is relatively easy and simple to make, however, if you are up to something different from just the normal CauliRice, why not try on La Juiceria Superfoods new CauliRice series, with a choice of Pesto CauliRice Bowl, Buttered CauliRice Bowl or Spicy Korean CauliRice Bowl. Available in all La Juiceria Superfoods outlets or get it delivered to your door step through our partner here.
Edited By: Quesilla Ho