I feel like I’m the only one who hasn’t tried Cauli Rice yet so I had to give it a go to find out what all the fuss is about.
As the name suggests, Cauli Rice is just that- a riced whole cauliflower- and really who wants to rice a whole cauliflower? So it’s great for people like me who are lazy and don’t like spending too much time in the kitchen.
It stays fresh in its pouch for up to 12 months too, so you don't have to worry about it going off as fast as the fresh variety. Again, great for people who never use up their veggies and let them rot in the fridge!
As I’m dieting right now- low carb foods are my go to choices to shift the pounds. Given that I love my curries, anything to make them less stodgy is welcome in my world. Plus, this contains 75% less calories than normal white rice so great for slimmers.
In fact, the whole packet contains just 68 calories- and you can’t knock that for 200g worth of food on your plate. I normally opt for brown rice and that has 246 calories for the same amount. That's a BIG difference!
I am a fan of the pouches of rice- they are great for the nights when you can’t be bothered to cook or are in a rush, so this is no exception. All you do is pop it in the microwave for two and a half to three minutes when your curry sauce is ready and your meal is done.
I am not going to lie- cauliflower isn’t the sweetest smelling of vegetables, so it doesn’t smell that appealing compared the more neutral smell of white or brown rice. However once you mix it with the sauce, it’s not as pungent.
Another plus point is that it counts towards your one of five a day (unlike rice) so if you’re struggling to meet the quota, this might give you the helping hand you need without feeling like you’re eating a vegetable.
It is a little on the pricey side compared to a whole cauliflower so you have to make a decision between your money or your time. If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare your evening meals, it might be worth spending the extra on.
The original is plain- there’s nothing but cauliflower in there but there’s nothing stopping you from frying it up with some onions, mushrooms or spices if you want to give it a bit more interest- you can add as much as you like depending on your preference. Or like me, you can rely on the curry sauce to do the work for you.
Overall, it looks like rice, it has the texture of rice; it doesn’t smell like rice but I am willing to get over that for the sake of less calories and its contribution to my five a day. The product is ideal for veggies and vegans- especially the ones who want convenience food that isn’t laced with additives. I would certainly buy this again.
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