Whoa, did I miss the boat on this one. Cauliflower rice. I’ll admit, I was skeptical. Yes, I could see how it could resemble rice, but cauliflower is not taste-free, so how in the world could it taste like rice? And wouldn’t it get too soft when cooked? And the leftovers – would that tell-tale most unpleasant odor of cooked cauliflower permeate the entire dish?
Well – I’ve finally been converted, after feeling like I am the very last nutritionist and Pinterest junkie on earth to try cauliflower rice. So, to answer my own questions — no, it actually doesn’t taste like cauliflower when you add it to something. The other flavors of the dish take over, which is why it works so well in Mexican or Asian dishes. And no, it didn’t break down into mush. And, unfortunately, I can’t address the leftovers question, because it was so good, there were none! Sold! Continue Reading..
Have you noticed that cauliflower is the new kale? I mean really. It’s everywhere you look – cooking magazines, cooking shows, e-cookbooks, and of course Pinterest.
Unlike many people, I’ve always liked cauliflower, but I think it had more to do with the brown butter sauce my mom used to put on it. Let’s be honest, anything tastes great with brown butter sauce. But the plain, always boiled cauliflower that we ate growing up… Meh. It had no real taste. Thinking about that now, I guess that’s why cauliflower has taken over the vegetable show. It’s super versatile, and plays nice with a major range of flavors and textures, and cooking methods. Continue Reading..