Trying to reduce your rice intake now that you know it’s a carrier of arsenic?

Here’s one option that you can try; cauliflower rice is a mock rice recipe that is satisfying and offers a grain-like alternative to the real thing.

You can try is raw or cooked. Here’s how:

(Makes 6 servings)

1 head cauliflower, medium sized
1 tbsp grapeseed oil or butter, optional
1 lime, juiced and zested
½ cup cilantro, fine chopped
Salt, optional
Cut the head of cauliflower into quarters and then trim out the inner core from each quarter. Compost the inner core and break the rest into large florets.

Put the cauliflower florets into a food processor. Processing in two batches, if necessary, making sure processor is not more than ¾ full at a time. Pulse in 1-second intervals until the cauliflower has broken down into rice-sized pieces.

If large pieces remain, remove them, transfer cauliflower to another container and then reprocess the large pieces separately before mixing back in with the “rice”.

At this point you can choose to add the lime juice and cilantro and serve/eat raw if you like as a side dish or tossed onto a salad.

Otherwise, heat grapeseed oil or butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the “rice” with a generous twist of sea salt. Cover the skillet and cook for 5-8 minutes, until the “rice” is tender or cooked to your preference.

Once cooked, remove from heat, toss with lime and cilantro, and serve.