Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cauliflower rice and nori rolls

Thanks to Brandon who left a comment recently, I decided to make cauliflower rice and use it in truly low-carb/vegan nori rolls. They were delicious with this addition.
Cauliflower rice is super easy to make. All you need is a head of cauliflower, a food processor, microwave and microwave-safe bowl. Wash, trim and cut the cauliflower into pieces. Toss the pieces of cauliflower into a food processor. Process until the cauliflower is turned into rice-sized pieces.
Place the cauliflower rice into a microwave-safe dish with a cover and microwave for a few minutes. Do not add water to your cauliflower as it already has enough moisture of its own.
To make nori rolls, spread sunflower seed pate as the base layer on a nori sheet. Add cauliflower rice and matchstick-sized pieces of cucumber or other veggies on top. Roll up tightly. Cut into threes and serve. Or wrap and store for later.
Sunflower Seed Pate
  1. 2 cups sunflower seeds, soaked for 6-8 hours (can be sprouted if desired)
  2. 1/2 cup chopped celery
  3. 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
  4. 1/4 cup diced red onion
  5. 2-4 cloves garlic
  6. 1/4 cup tahini or sunbutter
  7. 2 T. Bragg's amino acids
  8. 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  9. 2-3 T. lemon juice
  10. 1 tsp. cumin
  11. dash of cayenne
  12. 1 tsp. sea salt

Place all the pate ingredients in your food processor. Process until desired consistency is reached. Note: you can be creative with this recipe. Each time I make it, I vary it slightly. Add other veggies if desired. It stores well in fridge.

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