The best rice to eat (for so many reasons)

Sep 21, 2015

Cauliflower rice is another one of those amazingly inventive creations out there in the food world at the moment, just like courgetti. It turns raw cauliflower into a rice substitute in under 10 minutes so it’s actually quicker to prepare than regular rice, and it has so many health benefits which might make it a winner over rice!

In addition to the liver and cancer-protective benefits of cauliflower which you’ll soon learn about very shortly, it’s also much lower on the carb front, so it’s an ideal substitute for someone that loves rice and the whole experience of eating rice dishes (i.e. curries), but wants to shift some body fat without being deprived of one of their go-to favourite dishes. Maybe you’re not doing a huge deal of exercise at the moment or you’re trying to reduce your unecessary carb load as the most part of your day is spent at your desk so there’s no need to replenish your carbohydrate tank at lunchtime. Cauliflower rice allows you to enjoy curries without falling into a rice coma!

cauliflower rice, how to cook a cauliflower rice

So I would recommend trying cauliflower rice if you:

  • Want to shift some body fat (i.e. drop a dress size or two or trim up slightly) and you enjoy rice.
  • Want to increase your vegetable intake.
  • Just like the sound of eating cauliflower in disguise (rice that isn’t rice).
  • Want to make more exciting salads.
  • Are in need of some liver support. (Indoleindole-3-carbinol (I3C) and diindolylmethane (DIM) are both found in cauliflower and they are antioxidants and potent stimulators of enzymes in the liver).

Here is a video so you can watch step by step how to make it and see just how easy it is ======>

ps. If you don’t have a food processor, then you can use a regular grater, it just takes a little longer but it does exactly the same job essentially! I use a Magimix food processor.

Vegetables in the brassica family such as cauliflower, broccoli, kale and sprouts etc. contain anticancer phytochemicals known as glucosinolates. The chief glucosinolate is indole-3-carbinol (I3C) which is an antioxidant and potent stimulator of natural detoxifying enzymes in the body. I3C is converted in the stomach to several other compounds, including diindolylmethane (DIM). Both IC3 and DIM are especially protective against breast and cervical cancer because of a number of actions, including an ability to accelerate the breakdown of estrogen from cancer-producing forms to nontoxic breakdown products. This is also useful to know if you have a general hormonal imbalance and excess of estrogen – dose up on your cruciferous veggies and use them to your advantage!

Studies have shown that increasing the intake of vegetables in the brassica family or taking I3C ir DIM as a dietary supplement signifiantly increases the conversion of estrogen from cancer-producing forms to nontoxic breakdown products

So here is a delicious kedgeree recipe made from cauliflower as the rice and it’s amazing. You can also make the rice and then add olives, sundried tomatoes, chopped up parsley, pesto and some prawns and it’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Once you’ve made it, let me know now in the comment below!

All the healthy best,

Jess x


Hi, I’m Jess! Nutritional Therapist  & Personal Trainer, sharing workouts & nutrition made simple from my island home in Menorca. My mission? To educate & inspire people to achieve & sustain their personal health & body shape goals. I love to hike, cook, and bring inspiring people together.


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