MEXICAN “RICE”

mexican_rice

Ingredients

10 ounces fresh cauliflower, grated

1/2 medium 1 small onion, slivered

2 1/2 ounces

2-3 tablespoons butter or oil or a combination

1/2 cup salsa

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon granular Splenda

Directions

In a large skillet with a lid, sauté the onion in butter and/or oil until tender. Stir in the grated cauliflower, then the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Cover and simmer 10-12 minutes until the cauliflower is tender, but not mushy, stirring occasionally.

Makes 6 servings Can be frozen

Per Serving: 56 Calories; 4g Fat; 1g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

FAUX RICE

faux_rice

Ingredients

20 ounces fresh cauliflower, 1 medium Head

Butter

Salt

Pepper

Directions

Trim the leaves and most of the tough stalks of the cauliflower, then coarsely chop into manageable pieces that will fit the feed tube of your food processor. Using the grating disk, process the cauliflower; put in a 2 1/2 quart casserole with a lid. Add 2-4 tablespoons of water, cover and microwave on HIGH 8-14 minutes. Stir every 4-5 minutes and check for doneness. When tender, but not mushy, add some butter; season with salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 6-10 servings Freezing not recommended

Per 1/6 recipe: 58 Calories; 4g Fat; 2g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs Per 1/8 recipe: 43 Calories; 3g Fat; 1g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs Per 1/10 recipe: 35 Calories; 2g Fat; 1g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs

MOCKAFONI & CHEESE

mockafoni_and_cheese

Ingredients

16 ounce bag frozen cauliflower

4 ounces cream cheese

2 tablespoons heavy cream

4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

2 green onions, finely chopped

1 teaspoon minced chives, optional

1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste

2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

Cook the cauliflower until tender; drain well. In a 1 1/2 quart casserole; soften the cream cheese in the microwave about 30-40 seconds on HIGH. Whisk in the cream until smooth, then stir in 4 ounces cheddar cheese. Microwave on MEDIUM about 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Stir well until creamy and smooth, microwaving a little longer if necessary. Stir in the green onions, chives, salt and pepper. Add the cauliflower and gently fold into the cheese sauce to coat well. Adjust the seasonings if needed. Top with the remaining 2 ounces cheese and bake at 350º for 35 minutes, until bubbly and brown on top.

Makes 4-6 servings Can be frozen

Per 1/4 Recipe: 326 Calories; 27g Fat; 15g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs Per 1/6 Recipe: 217 Calories; 18g Fat; 10g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs