Cauliflower “Rice” Comfort Food
It is getting darker sooner and if you live in Ontario, Canada, it is significantly colder. I don’t know about you, but when it starts to get like this, I lose motivation in many areas of my life including cooking. In addition to the aforementioned bummers, there are renovations in my house which tends to cause even more disruption with my creativity. I was finding it harder not to just shut down and turn to Netflix but recently, I started to kick my own ass and get into the gym more as well as create some new foodie goodness.
So without further adieu, I bring you this cauliflower rice bowl. It is saucy, warm, low cal and super quick to whip up.
Cauliflower “rice” is quickly becoming one of my favourites. It’s easy to cook and a good option to sub in the place of regular rice if you’re in a caloric deficit. For this particular recipe, I used a bagged version for convenience (shout out Fortino’s). If you are grating it yourself, I do strongly suggest grating a bulk quantity and storing it for easy access, as grating the cauliflower can get pretty hectic (no seriously, picture tiny pieces of cauliflower breaking off and flying everywhere). Another thing to remember if you’re grating it yourself, is to place it all in a kitchen cloth afterward and squeeze out the excess moisture before frying it up- a crucial step.
My other favourite thing about this comfort goodness was the tofu, but more specifically, the sauce that I made for the tofu. It is sweet, spicy and sticky perfection that packs a flavourful punch and is kind of what makes this bowl so great.
All in all, the total cook time is approximately 10-15 minutes and prep time should take about 5 minutes.
A helpful hint to make prep easier: strain tofu in advance and keep it in the fridge/ prep vegetables for the next few days so they’re easily accessible for all of these quick bites!