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Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
« on: January 08, 2012, 02:35:54 am »
Well Helene has done it again. This is a great idea and recipe. I have already done it as a side dish, mock fried rice and even just steamed it slightly. Fantastic, quick,easy and a way to get kids to eat more vegetables. No carbs either.

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Re: Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 04:38:58 am »
I can't get to her site, not sure if it's donor aroblem my end.

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Re: Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 08:23:53 am »
Try this link then Wonder
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Re: Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 10:49:23 am »
What a great idea! Will definitely have to try this one.
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Re: Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 06:14:35 am »
She is truly a wonder. :D
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Re: Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 08:36:12 am »
If anyone has read Jane Kennedy's fantastic recipe books, which in my estimation, everyone should have in their kitchen, the cauliflower rice recipe is a complete winner in my house.  Even my carbohydrate overloaded 5 yo daughter who is convinced that everything either has to be rice, bread or pasta hasn't been able to detect the cauliflower factor in my 'rice'.  I am so glad someone has finally worked out how to do it with the Thermomix as I haven't been smart enough to do the Varoma steaming part although I do chop up the florets in the bowl all the time as it comes up with a perfect texture to the cauliflower that the kids like and also looks indistinguishable from rice. Well done!
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Re: Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 08:56:56 am »
Does it have a really raw taste Merlin, I think I would have to steam it.
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Re: Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 09:09:11 am »
No Judydawn, I neglected to say that I steam the cauliflower florets in  the microwave for 5 minutes as per the recipe in Jane Kennedy's book and then use the TM to break it up, I just haven't bothered to use the Varoma to do the steaming, but now that I know how, I think I will prefer to use the forum recipe in future, so the cauliflower certainly is not raw.
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Re: Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 09:18:53 am »
I read the recipe and really didn't fancy it.  But now will have to try it.  Will let you know how I go.

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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 04:33:53 pm »
I'm trying this tonight to go with sweet and sour chicken. I'm following weight watchers and rice is so very high in points.  :-))

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Re: Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2012, 06:59:43 pm »
Love this.  Have used it 3 times,  but always under a very tasty sauce.  It was particually nice under the Low fat Satay sauce.(posted).  I am going to experiment with it as a Pilaf. Nik, I think it would be very good with Sweet and Sour sauce.  I am also on a diet and find this a good substitute for rice.  I steam it,  and it also reheats well in Microwave.  Thank you Helene, you really are wonderful.

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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012, 07:05:00 pm »
It was lovely with my sweet and sour sauce.  I kept it to myself as I wouldn't have got it past the others ...  I've nothing against rice, per se except you don't get much for your points and I'd rather have another one of my "five a day" instead.  I've kept some back to go on a salad tomorrow - yum

Am off now to find the low fat satay sauce :)

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 07:25:38 pm »
Nik,  go to my blog and look at the 2 recipes for fish which I poach in the Varoma.  You can leave the oil out of the tomato based one.  S orth I can't do a link for you.   Both recipes are also on the Forum.

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Re: Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 09:45:23 pm »
Thanks to you achookwoman -- glad to know people are using this concept and like me... feeling virtuous healthy because of it. :D !

I love reading about all your saucy ideas ;) because I love any excuse for a sauce and of course Thermomix is soooo helpful for all that.
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Re: Helene's Mock Rice is a real winner
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