A lot of people write me asking how to cook cauliflower. There are so many ways to prepare cauliflower that I'm listing a whole bunch of recipes below for you to choose from.
Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable and it's a low carber's dream. It can imitate mashed potatoes, rice and can even be disguised as a pizza crust. The possibilities are absolutely endless!
If you just want to cook it plain as a side dish, my preferred method is to microwave it. Place about 2 cups of florets in a glass baking dish. Add a tablespoon of water, cover and then nuke on high. For a tender crisp result cook for 3 minutes, stirring half-way through. For a very tender result cook for 5 minutes, stirring half-way through. Either way, after the cooking time, let the dish stand for a couple of minutes.
If you want to do a whole head at once, just remove the core of the cauliflower and place it in a 2-quart glass casserole dish, add 2 tablespoons of water and cook the same way as mentioned above.
Looking for more information on how to cook cauliflower? Just boil it! Boiled cauliflower has a much milder flavor. Add 4 quarts of water to a stock pot, add 1-1/2 tablespoons of salt and the juice of one lemon and bring it to a boil. Carefully add the whole head and place it stem side up in the pot. Boil it, uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes. You can check it for doneness by sticking a bamboo skewer in the stalk. If it goes in easily, it's done.
If you separate the florets before boiling, the cauliflower will be ready in 3 to 5 minutes. Drain well.
And finally here's how to steam cauliflower. Put a steaming basket in a pot containing 1-2 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Add cauliflower florets, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or if you do a whole head, as long as 20-25 minutes.Here's where you can get more information on the carb count and nutritional value of cauliflower.
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER RECIPE
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH GARLIC
GARLIC MASHED CAULIFLOWER
CREAMY MASHED CAULIFLOWER
ASSORTED CAULIFLOWER SOUP RECIPES
CAULIFLOWER PIZZA CRUST
CHEESY CAULIFLOWER CASSEROLE
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