Thursday, March 21, 2013

CAULIFLOWER RICE PIZZA

Cauli Rice Pizza
That's the same expression I had on my face when I read about this Pizza.Yup, this pizza has Cauliflower. By the way, it's not the pizza topping that's made using Cauliflower.It's the pizza crust that has the veggie a lot of people hate. Please don't include me in the Cauli-hater gang,I adore Cauliflower. It's one veggie you will always find in our veggie tray. My most favourite way of eating it is in the form of a Gobi Manchurian. I'm afraid now that this Pizza has taken over it. Yes, this is to die-for! ;-)
Cauli Rice Pizza
There's absolutely no trace of flour in this pizza base. It's made using grated/food processed Cauliflower which is cooked without a trace of water and then blended along with a few wonderful things and then baked into this very good pizza crust. Isn't it such a great way to reduce the intake of refined flour, when you have such a great option? It's a great way to include veggies too, in your diet.
Cauli Rice Pizza
Do you need a pizza under 30 mins from scratch? Here's your answer! The great Cauli Rice Pizza. Cauli Rice, now what's that? You need to make that first inorder to make this wonderful pizza base.It's very simple. Buy some cauliflower, clean it, grate it, cook it, squeeze out the water and that's it. That's the Cauli-Rice for you.Thank you,Megan!You've given me a chance to love Cauliflower, once again.
Cauli Rice Pizza

CAULIFLOWER RICE PIZZA
Cauli Rice Pizza Makes one 8 inch pizza

Ingredients:
1 medium head cauliflower
1 egg
1/3 c grated mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Pizza sauce of your choice
Pizza toppings of your choice

Method: Preheat the oven to 450F. Prepare a baking stone/ baking sheet for baking the pizza.
Clean the cauliflower and separate them into florets. Discard the hard stem. Dry the florets completely. You can either grate the florets or run through a food processor/blender and process it until fine and rice like. Transfer this to a microwave safe bowl,cling wrap it tightly and cook for 7 mins.Let it cool. Transfer the cooked veggie onto a tea towel and squeeze out as much water as you can. There will be lots! It should be as dry as possible. Or else, the crust will be soft.
Add the egg,cheese, oregano, salt and black pepper to it. Stir well and spread it out thin with your fingers onto the baking surface and bake for 15-18 minutes or until crisp and golden with some brown spots here and there.Top with your favourite stuff and broil until the cheese melts.
Slice and devour!

We absolutely loved this pizza. You really need to try it to see what I am talking about. The crust is unbelievably good.It holds up so well when cut and lifted. It bends and folds like a regular pizza crust. If you share this with someone who doesn't know what went into it, they will never know. It's that good. I hope you get the point ;-)
 From the time the crust was baking,our Little Man was restless. These days I've noticed that he wakes up from his deepest sleep if he smells something good. It could be a Meen Vevichathu or a Pork Vindaloo or anything that smells good (yeah! even a noodle soup!). Noises like a working blender or my standmixer doesn't seem to bother him.But a good aroma, oh yeah! So,yes, I allowed him to lick the pizza sauce off my fingers. And of course, he wanted more. Nothing new ;-)                             

13 Comments:

divya said...

looks mouthwatering...just delicious!

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a wonderful and best way to sneak cauliflowers, love that fantastic pizza,i dont mind to have a slice now.

myweekendfoodexperiments said...

Thats a great way to cut out on the Carbs, and still enjoy a favourite without feeling guilty.

Rose from Magpies Recipes said...

adipoli! Have been wanting to try this, now will deff make it soon after seeing your pictures! Love how versatile cauliflower is.

Rose from Magpies Recipes said...

adipoli! Have been wanting to try this, now will deff make it soon, after seeing your pictures! Love how versatile cauliflower is.

Shree said...

That's a phenomenal recipe !

Sanaa said...

No joy bigger than knowing you are raising a foodie. :)

Chitz said...

Had been waiting for a perfect recipe to make my man eat cauli.. Now I got it.. Bookmarked..

Priya R said...

Ria this looks superb and so new to me, I am planning to do this :) thanks for sharing...

Ponnu Alfred said...

ohhhhhhh , usually I has a lot of guilt eating pizza cos of the Flour in the cr ust ........ now its gone ...... at least I can say I am having my Veggies .......Thank's for the recipe yaar ........

Cinzy Johnson said...

nice....u know wat...these days i read ur last paragraph first and then go back to the rest of it....I love reading ur Little Man's lil story....cud imagine his expressions!so plss don't ever miss the last para....

Justbeanme said...

this is book marked for this weekend... looks too tempting....wow very new to me..
love reading about little chef in making...

misha said...

Ria tried this out..... Came out very well and loved to c my girl gobble it all down never knwing Wat she was eating.... Thnks 4 the great recipe.... Yes, it tasted fab :)

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