Try, try, try again (recipe inside)

By now you know I’m pretty “PRO-VEGETABLES” — kale, collards, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, peppers, etc.  In recent years I haven’t come across many vegetables that I dislike – except cauliflower.

To be fair, I’ve tried to like it — more than once and in different preparations.  I’ve roasted it, I’ve made the cauliflower mashed “potato” and I’ve sautéed it with garlic and olive oil.  But for some reason, I just didn’t like it at all — I didn’t like the flavor nor the texture.

Recently I came across a recipe for Coconut Cauliflower Rice.  Intrigued by a new preparation for cauliflower and the potential to use it as a replacement for grains, I decided to give this vegetable one more try.

Let’s just say, JACKPOT!  Not only did I like it, my boyfriend did too.

In addition to finding a creative and EASY way to add a new vegetable to my diet, the other lesson I learned was this:  KEEP TRYING!  Sometimes it’s not the 3rd time that’s a charm, it could be the 4th or 5th.

Aside from the yummy recipe I’m sharing with you below — I want to leave you with this:  where have you given up on something that you can try again?   What’s the cost of giving it one more try?  What’s the benefit if you succeed?

By the way, I served the cauliflower rice with some delicious orange chicken.  Get the chicken recipe HERE.

 
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Ingredients
  • 1 large cauliflower
  • ½ cup shredded coconut (optional but recommended)
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Olive or coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Chop head of cauliflower into big florets and put into food processor. Pulse until it's finely ground into 'rice' size and texture.
  2. In a frying pan, add a tablespoon of oil and let heat up. Once heated, add garlic and onion and sauté.
  3. When they are cooked, add in cauliflower "rice" and shredded coconut and cook until combined and everything is warm.
  4. Don't overcook, you want to cook it just enough so that's it's no longer raw and it's warmed through.

I would love to hear your take on the cauliflower rice, leave a comment below!

 

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