Magical Foodlore Moments – Cauliflower Comes of Age
The days of children turning up their noses to cauliflower are long gone. It’s hard to decide which is better, roasted cauliflower, cauliflower soup, or pizza crust made from cauliflower. All of these are great recipes which we will be sharing on our website in the weeks and months ahead. They are all crowd (and children) pleasers. Today, we have a new competitor in town – Cauliflower Rice with Zucchini and Red Pepper! It is easy to make, incredibly delicious, and oh so healthy. It is a sure winner as a side dish and with added vegetables (such as zucchini and red bell peppers), it can also be the main course for any week night meal.
This week our Magical Foodlore Moments brought so many laughs at the community table as our guests shared their funniest (and worst) stories about vegetables. There’s the story of burying the boiled peas in the mashed potatoes, so you wouldn’t have to eat them, the story of trying to slip the dog your steamed brussel sprouts under the table (even the dog wouldn’t eat those), and many of us had to endure creamed corn at least once a week. Back then, steamed cauliflower was right up there with our worst vegetable stories.
Well times have really changed – and for the better! We love our fresh vegetables. They are simple to make, fresh and so good for you. We can roast them, grill them, or sauté them. And, as with our Cauliflower Rice recipe, we can put them in the food processor and turn them into an amazing side dish. So many things can be added to our cauliflower rice; our creativity is our only limitation.
Not only is this recipe delicious, it is also beautiful. The rich colors from the zucchini and red bell peppers makes for a beautiful presentation! Try our recipe first and once you get the right consistency for your rice, add the things you or your family love best to create your own unique version of this recipe.
If you create a winning recipe using our cauliflower rice as your base, be sure to share it with us so we can share it with others. Your clever adaptations never cease to amaze us!