If you've overindulged on the bread, cheese, wine or chocolates on the weekend, why not have a lower-carb day and add some extra vegetables to your plate. The marvellous Jane Kennedy came up with cauliflower rice in her book "cooking without the boombah". I was extremely dubious about it, but served with something saucey you really don't miss the rice. For the kids I mix in the cauliflower rice with their basmati. Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family, like broccoli. It contains sulforaphane, an anti-cancer compound.
- Take half a head of cauliflower. Break into florets and place into a microwave dish with a lid. Don’t add water. Turn on high for (approx) 4 minutes. Whizz the cauliflower with a Bamix or food processor until it resembles cous cous. It should be light and ‘fluffy’, not mushy.
- The ‘rice’ soaks up the juices and flavours of whatever dish you’re serving….without the added calories.