If you want to reduce your carbohydrate consumption make cauliflower rice. It’s the base of this delicious Asian cauliflower rice bowl and it’s amazing!
If Mr. Burrito bowl was looking for a cute, light, pretty little side kick, he’d probably create this gorgeous Asian cauliflower rice bowl. Hubba hubba!
Instead of heavy, carb loaded grain rice, the base of this veggie bowl is made up of cauliflower rice. Have you ever had it? If not, you must, because it’s outrageously good. Not only does it taste great, one head of cauliflower is only 146 calories with only 9 percent carbohydrates, and, it’s high in potassium, vitamin B-6, and vitamin C.
Cauliflower rice is super, super, super easy to make. It’s even easier than making rice, which is pretty darn easy. All you need to do is wash a head of cauliflower, remove the florets from the stem, and grind it up into the consistency of rice in a food processor, then dry cook it for about 5 minutes in a skillet. I ground a tiny bit of salt and pepper over it, but you don’t have to do that.
But cauliflower rice isn’t the only thing that makes this Asian cauliflower rice bowl special. Just take a look at the colors in this baby. There are vivid orange yams, bright green choy sum, and golden garbanzo beans. To spice things up, and add even more color, I also added some red chili peppers and yellow ginger. Taste the rainbow!
If you’re not familiar with soy chum, also referred to as Chinese flowering cabbage, let me introduce you. This compact green leafy plant is related to the cabbage family. It looks like baby bok choy, it’s super low calorie, only 20 calories in a cup, and it provides 70% of your daily allowance of vitamin A and 80% of vitamin C. A serving of this a day will certainly keep the doctor away because this stuff is healthy! At least that’s what my mom would say.
Okay, so we’ve covered the beauty and the nutritionally valid aspect of this Asian cauliflower rice bowl, so now let’s talk about how it tastes. Delicious!!! The chili peppers give it a nice spicy bite, the ginger adds a zingy zest, and the Chinese five spice gives it a savory flavor. Those spices compliment the sweetness of the yams and the slight bitterness of the choy sum. So in one delicious bite you get spicy, zesty, savory, sweet, and bitter. I don’t think I could have balanced this out any more, do you? If you want to add a fresh bright taste, squeeze a little lime juice over it.
My favorite thing about this bowl is that it left me feeling satisfied, not full. I know if I had put a grain rice in this dish I would have felt stuffed, but the cauliflower rice didn’t do that. Bless the person who thought to turn this veggie into rice, just bless you.
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