Vegetarian Recipes

Healthy and Easy Recipe of Cauliflower Rice

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Health becomes concerns of everyone. Nowadays, people pay more attention to their health since conditions can be so unpredictable and no one wants to be sick that later can affect their activities. Thus, there are many ways introduced as the means to get healthier body. Some people choose to have exercises as their regular activity to improve their body metabolism. Then, some people choose diet program. The latter option is more popular now, and even there are many kinds of diet program. Vegetarian diet is one of the popular ones, and many people have tried it. When you also want to achieve better health, you may want to have this diet program.

Vegetarian is known as diet program that prioritize the consumption of plant-based foods. Meats and other animal-derived products are excluded from the ingredients. Some people choose the vegetarian diet because of some reasons other than pursuing healthy body. Some people do not support animal violation as food ingredient, while other people follow the religious beliefs to exclude animals as their foods. When you want to start living as vegetarian, you may need some good recipes. As for option, you can try to have Southwest cauliflower rice. The main idea is to turn the granule of cauliflower as replacement of rice, and it is actually nice idea that later can be combined with other foods.

  • Ingredients

o    4 cups cauliflower rice

o    1 tomatoes, diced

o    2 cloves garlic

o    2 green onion, sliced

o    ¼ teaspoon salt

o    ½ tablespoon chili powder

o    1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

o    ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

o    ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

o    ½ teaspoon ground cumin

o    1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Cooking Instructions 
    1. Get a skillet. Mince your garlic and add it to the skillet. Pour the olive oil and mix it with the garlic. Use medium heat to sauté them together for around 1 minute. When the garlic become fragrant, you can continue to next step.
    2. Add the cauliflower rice and sauté them again for around 5 minutes. This is to make the cauliflower rice softer.
    3. After the rice becomes softer, add the tomato and all spices. Stir them together for around 5 minutes. The indicator is when the liquid is evaporated.
    4. Check the taste and add salt or spices in case it still does not suit your preference.

The steps and ingredients for the cauliflower rice are easy to follow. This does not involve long steps. Even, all ingredients are easy to obtain. This is totally a vegetarian menu since you do not find any animal-derived products. In term of taste, you get many spices to bring rich flavor into the rice. The list of ingredients uses the prepared cauliflower. When you want to make it by yourself, it is possible to do although it may take time and you may not get good sizes of granule. In term of nutrient and health aspect, you get complete nutrient from the recipe. You use olive oil that is very healthy when it comes to food that require you to sauté or fry the ingredients. Then, you will not have excessive amount of calories since you use cauliflower as the substitution of rice.

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