I don't like Caesars or Clamato in my beer. I have heard those are predominately Canadian things. I want to like Caesars, savory goodness in a glass with vodka, garnished with all my favorite things, celery, pickled beans or asparagus, sometimes even prawns or bacon! Yum! But I just don't like that clam taste. I wonder how something like Clamato was invented, someone was enjoying a Bloody Mary one day and thought, “you know, this needs clam juice.”?
I was cat-sitting for a girlfriend, she was kind enough to bring me back a cooler full of fresh live clams. Knowing how I feel about Clamato, I wasn't sure I would like them, but Raj was excited about our cooler of clams. I was excited about drawing faces, and perhaps doing some crafts (have you seen the stuff on Pinterest?!). Turns out fresh clams in Raj's mango curry sauce are delicious, and I'm a fan. That was all his creative genius, I was a frustrating kitchen helper drawing a face on the clam and texting my girlfriend about what I should name it. And Raj didn't strangle me in the process. Whoo hoo! I was responsible for the Paleo rice (this riced cauliflower), so I suppose I wasn't completely useless.
Great as a side, with curries, really anywhere you would use rice.
- 1/2 large head of cauliflower
- 2 tbsp ghee, butter or oil
- Wash and grate the cauliflower head (you can use the grating attachment on your food processor).
- Place in a pan with water approx 2 cups and bring to a boil.
- Boil for 4-6 min and strain.
- Shake, toss, jiggle, whatever method is best for you, get as much water out of the cauliflower as you can, it will make your finished product fluffier and more rice textured.
- Place 2 Tbsp of ghee in the pan you boiled the cauliflower in, no point in dirtying another dish, put well-drained cauliflower in with the ghee.
- Sauté over medium heat stir occasionally until the cauliflower is slightly browned and fluffs up like rice.
Often I will grate the entire head of cauliflower, then freeze the extra in portion size containers for a quick dinner solution.
Try a flavored riced cauliflower: Paleo Cumin Cauliflower Rice or try adding other spices or herbs.