To be honest, it’s not that much a of a new food trend as its popularity was at its peak back in January this year. However, following Google Trends, it seems that cauliflower rice is gaining traction once again and is a rice-substitute that will be slowly assimilated into many diets.
The Telegraph reported that vegetable rice springs from the paleo diet, which we all know was an intense wave that peaked in 2013. John Whaite, well known in England for the 2012 winner of the Great British Bake Off wrote about his food obsession that extends beyond baking. He wrote, “While I’d like to live off cake alone, if I can find a healthy alternative, I’ll take it. And cauliflower rice is one of those easy swaps – lose the rice and save your carb allowance for the fun stuff.”
Whaite reported that this nutrient-rich, grain-free substitute has only 25 calories per 100g while white rice is significantly higher with 140 calories per 100g.
Dr. Axe wrote about “The Miracle of Cauliflower,” praising its many health benefits such as it being a great source for antioxidants, phytochemicals, anti-inflammatory compounds, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, fiber, the list goes on. The cauliflower is a part of the cruciferous family and studies have proven that the intake of these vegetables were significantly associated with reducing the risk of breast cancer.