If you happen to be looking for a low-carb alternative to rice, I would like to suggest cauliflower rice. All you need is a head of cauliflower and a food processor or grater.
Prepare: Wash, dry, and trim the head of cauliflower. Then chop it into small pieces so that if can fit in your food processor. Pulse the pieces until the cauliflower starts to resemble the texture of rice. Now, you have your “rice.”
Cook: Heat oil in a large pan and cook the cauliflower for 5 minutes, stirring regularly, until it’s slightly crispy looking. Alternatively, you can steam the shredded cauliflower “rice” instead. Season to taste.
Here I combined the cauliflower rice with steamed mung beans and seasoned it with cumin, garlic, ginger, pepper, and dried oregano. Makes a delicious side dish.
Cauliflower can also be used to resemble mashed potatoes. Cut the cauliflower into small pieces. Steam or boil until soft. Place the cooked cauliflower into a food processor and puree until smooth and creamy. Season the pureed cauliflower as you normally would with mashed potatoes.