Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice
Marla Sarris

Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice

Plain cauliflower rice can be boring however with the addition of a little garlic and mushrooms you can have yourself a nice big bowl of Paleo Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice for dinner. And if one big bowl of rice isn’t enough, feel free to serve it under stew, grilled chicken or baked fish.

Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice

I made this rice the same night I used my pressure cooker for the first time.

Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice

But let me back up a bit…

Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice

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I’ve had a pressure cooker on my Amazon wishlist for over three years now.

Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice

I first experienced food cooked in a pressure cooker when Jeff & I were on a cruise in the Caribbean. I didn’t realize it at the time that the food was cooked in a pressure cooker until we went to visit Dave in New York, and had a pressure cooker meal.

To view our photos from New York City, click the image above.

To view our photos from New York City, click the image above.

I talked to a friend of Dave’s about cooking and it turns out the pressure cooker was her go-to appliance. She made us an oxtail stew, and I was so impressed with the ease of use of the pressure cooker along with how fast it cooked food.

Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice

I was also a tad afraid of the thing, with the stories she told me about the lid popping off, but overall I was really excited. :)

Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice

I came home from that trip and did a bunch of research on the quality of different pressure cookers, how they work, what brands exist. Basically I gobbled up everything pressure cooker I could find online! I decided the 10 Quart Fagor Futuro was what I would want so I added it to my Amazon wishlist and let it sit…and fester on my brain.

Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice

I didn’t feel it was a purchase I needed to make. I was absolutely content with my slow cooker and I’m not a fan of purchasing a bunch of different gadgets that I don’t need sitting around my kitchen, taking up space and collecting dust. At the time I felt the pressure cooker would have been one of those items so I never followed through.

Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice

Recently though, while we were in California in January, I decided it was time to pull the trigger and purchase the pressure cooker!

Since I’m devoting more time to working on my new cookbook, AM Paleo, I’ll have less time to spend in the kitchen so I decided now would be a great time to test out how fast the pressure cooker really is!

And let me just say, once I figured out how to get the top on ;) …I was excited to get it in the kitchen. I’ve used it twice already, and I’ll be posting the first recipe soon. Here’s a sneak peek. :)

Do you have a pressure cooker?

  • If you have one, is it sitting in the cabinet collecting dust?
  • If you don’t have one, have you ever heard of it?
  • For those living a fast-pace lifestyle (I mean, who isn’t?!) and don’t have much time to cook, I think you may want to look into pressure cookers.

FYI this recipe does not require the use of a pressure cooker.

Garlic Shiitake Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, riced
  • 2 tablespoons your choice of fat
  • 3oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sea salt and coarse ground black pepper, to taste

Directions Makes 3 cups of rice

  1. If you haven’t already, rice the head of cauliflower in a food processor using the shred attachment.
  2. Melt your choice of fat (I used Kerrygold salted grass-fed butter) in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and garlic. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes. (Note: To speed up the process purchase mushrooms pre-sliced.)
  3. Add riced cauliflower to the mushroom mix along with garlic powder, three pinches of sea salt and a shake of black pepper. Stir to combine and continue stirring over medium heat until cauliflower is warmed throughout (7-10 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat, plate and serve.
  5. Enjoy! :)

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