Rice can be used as a starch to complement your dinner or it can be a main ingredient. International dishes such as paella, fried rice, “congris (Cuban style rice and red beans) and risotto are an indication of the popularity of rice.
If you are concerned with the amount of carbohydrates existing in rice, you can still enjoy the mentioned dishes by substituting cauliflower for rice. To make low carb rice that is also loaded with fiber, use the following recipe.
1 large head of cauliflower
salt to taste
Use the large holes on your cheese grater or a food processor to grate the cauliflower. Place in a microwaveable dish and cook covered for 4 minutes. No water needs to be added!
Carb Count: Each cup contains 5 grams of carbohydrates, about half of which is fiber, for an Effective Carbohydrate Count – ECC of of 2.5 grams of carbs per cup.