Lemon Basil Riced Cauliflower

Have you had the pure joy of seeing one of these bags at Trader Joe's yet??

That there bag is pure heaven for a mere $1.99 each ... and when you see them, you better be snatching up more than just one or two as they go F A S T when they have them in stock!

Luckily, I just nabbed another 5 bags this past week ... I could have been "that person" and took all 12 that were in the box but I know how frustrated I've been when I keep missing the re-stocking so I figured I'd play nice and leave some for the next person!

Now, I'll admit, I had 1 bag left in the freezer and I was holding out ... I broke down and bought a whole head of cauliflower and "riced" it myself by running the florets in the food processor for a few minutes til the texture is right ... it just was not the same, not to mention, tiny pieces of cauliflower were found all over the kitchen and it was just plain annoying!

So ... I grabbed a bag the other morning for breakfast and made this awesome recipe!

1 bag of riced cauliflower
zest of 1 lemon
juice of a half of a lemon
fresh basil, sliced in to ribbons (tip: use scissors to cut the leaves quickly)

Toss the bag of riced cauliflower in a non-stick skillet (I use a green pan and it works great) on medium heat.

Once the rice is heated (no longer frozen) and liquid (if any) is gone, add the zest to the rice and give a quick fluff. Squeeze the juice over the rice and dish up!  Garnish with the basil strips.

This makes 4 servings for me and I just store in the fridge and reheat in the skillet with whatever protein I'm having at that meal!


Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties ... go check them out!

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  1. This looks pretty great. I am ashamed to say I didn't even know of riced cauliflower! Guess I should check a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's (I live in Nevada but miss my home state of Florida).

  2. This looks and sounds so good and healthy.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  3. This sounds so delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  4. Sounds lovely - thank you for sharing to Pin Worthy Wednesday

  5. What a great recipe, can't wait to try it. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Oh I wish we could buy riced cauliflower like this in the UK! Having said that, I can always do it in the food processor so I can make your delicious recipe. Love how you have used the lemon here! Thank you for bringing this refreshing side dish to the Hearth and Soul Hop! Hope to see you again this week - the hop is open now!


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