This healthy side dish is no shrinking violet. Spicy Chipotle Cauliflower Rice will hold its own alongside even the most demanding dish on your menu.
It’s also healthy, quick and requires just four ingredients. Cauliflower, garlic, chipotle peppers in adobo and cilantro.
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I’m really trying to slim down before the warm weather forces me to shed my protective coating. But it is so stinking hard!
My biggest issue is portion control. And, frankly, this Spicy Chipotle Cauliflower Rice is no help there. I want to eat the whole batch every time I make it.
But at least it’s not muffins? IDK. Too much healthy food is still too much food.
What I’ve been trying for almost a week now is something called intermittent fasting. Have you heard of it? The goal is to go 16 hours between your last meal of the day and your first meal the next day. I’m not there yet. I started at 13 and then moved up to 14 hours.
The other thing I like about it is that, if I want to have a snack at night, it feels like I have a choice. I can have the snack. I’ll just have to wait longer to eat the next day. So far, that has been enough to deter me from having the snack.
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But that may not always work because my will power is MUCH stronger in the daytime than at night. So, if I opt for the late night snack, I can just have my first meal later the next day and take advantage of that will power.
So far, it’s working for me.
Now, back to this smoky, savory, spicy cauliflower rice. How can we use it. Let me count the ways.
- As a conventional side dish, particularly with meat or salmon fresh off the grill.
- In any burrito or burrito bowl.
- Mixed with beans.
- Or, my favorite, with diced avocado and fried eggs.
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- 1 head cauliflower riced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1 Tablespoon chipotle in adobo sauce minced
Heat about 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a 10" skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sautée until fragrant.
Add cauliflower rice and stir well.
Add cilantro and chipotle peppers and continue to stir until cauliflower is soft, about 5 minutes.
Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.
To rice cauliflower you cut it into florets and either grate it on a box grater or pulse it in your food processor. Alternatively you can use the shredding blade in your food processor.
Calorie info is approximate and will vary according to serving size.