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.