A keto-friendly rice alternative
Delicious and nutritious, cauliflower rice has become a popular alternative to regular rice, and is one of the many tasty, keto-friendly options in the Let’s Cook menu.
The idea of utilizing grated cauliflower as a rice substitute has an interesting celebrity connection. In the June 2016 edition of Good Food – The Home of the Hats , an Australian food magazine, California Chef Benjamin Ford (whose father is Harrison Ford, the renowned actor) was asked about Chef Ford’s “most famous creation: cauliflower couscous, aka cauliflower rice,” which debuted on the menu of Chadwick, his Los Angeles restaurant that opened in 1998.
“Chef Govind Armstrong and I were working on a lamb dish,” Chef Ford told Good Food , adding that “like all great ideas it just happened spontaneously.” According to the interview, the low-carb, gluten-free, keto, and paleo-friendly dish grew in popularity after Chef Eric Ripert, a well-known chef in New York, asked to feature it on his cooking show, Avec Eric.
Over the past number of years, cauliflower rice, with its appealing, mild flavour and light, fluffy texture has become widely used as a rice substitute. According to the Nourish section of WebMD.com, cauliflower rice is high in fiber – and cauliflower, a year-round staple vegetable in North America that many southern Albertans enjoy growing in their gardens, contains antioxidants along with healthy vitamins and minerals.
Of course traditional rice in all of its wonderful varieties makes it another versatile and satisfying base of many excellent Let’s Cook meals and side dishes, and it remains an enduring favourite as well! The Let’s Cook menu selection offers a variety of great options to accommodate a diverse spectrum of dietary needs and tastes. You might want to try our chefs’ delicious cauliflower rice – or one of the other fabulous Let’s Cook dishes made with traditional rice – in one of your upcoming Let’s Cook orders!
Written by Cathy, Let’s Cook Content Manager