Guess what? Trader Joe’s now has bags of fresh riced cauliflower! This calls for a recipe.
It’s been a while, I know. I’ve been busy, and it’s been “good busy”. I’m nearing the end of a weekly mindfulness intensive, and it’s been fantastic, but also has cut way down on the amount of time I spend online.
If you haven’t already seen it, do check out the updated list I posted of the Nutritionist approved best of gluten-free grab & go! It’s a roundup of the healthiest pre-packaged options out there, and I update it yearly-ish. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Onwards towards the recipe:
I love cauliflower in pretty much any way. “Ricing” cauliflower myself in the food processor is a pain because the pieces are always different sizes, so this is a great shortcut.
I was so excited to see the bags of riced cauliflower at TJ’s that I got two bags, and I think 1 would have been enough for the two of us.
- a few glugs of olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, smashed
- 2-3 sprigs thyme
- 1 bag riced cauliflower
- handful fresh basil, chopped or shredded
- salt & pepper
Heat olive oil over medium heat and saute garlic until browning. Add in the thyme and cauliflower, stirring, and cook until it softens and starts browning. This took ~8 minutes. Stir in fresh basil, other seasonings & enjoy!
E and I both loved this. I was enjoying the rice so much I forgot to eat the main dish.
How I wish I had a TJ’s! This would really get me to eat more cauliflower if it were available to me. I hope other stores like Wegmans start carrying their own versions as well. Your recipe sounds delicious, Cheryl!
I love this news! It takes me forever to clean and pull apart a head of cauliflower. So long that I swear it off for months. My closest TJs is a madhouse, so I rarely go, but I just heard that they are putting in a new one IN my neighborhood! I can’t wait for all the time saving products like this one that I’ve heard about!