Spiralized Rice and Buns

How to Make Spiralized Rice Inspiralized.com
Spiralized rice is simply, rice made from spiralized vegetables. This “spiralized rice” can be used in place of regular rice and grains in your favorite originals. For example, you can make fried “sweet potato” rice and pesto “turnip” rice. The possibilities are endless – and delicious!

If you do make spiralized rice, make sure to hashtag and share your creation using: #spiralizedrice!

Which Spiralized Vegetables Can be “Riced”

All vegetables can be “riced” except for cucumbers – their water content is just too high. Fruits can’t be “riced” either.

How to Make Spiralized Rice

1. Place your spiralized vegetables into a food processor.

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2. Pulse gently until rice-like, about 5 seconds.

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How to Spiralized Rice – Video

How to Cook Spiralized Rice

Now that you have your spiralized rice, what do you do with it? There are a few ways you can prepare your spiralized rice dishes:

  • Have it raw (best with zucchini, daikon radish, carrot, beet)
  • Saute it (best with all vegetables)
  • Simmer it in a soup or slow cooker
  • Steam it (don’t recommend, because it easily becomes mushy)
  • Bake it (as in a casserole, frittata or dessert)

Click here for all Inspiralized rice recipes.

 

How to Make the Inspiralized Bun  Inspiralized.com

The ramen burger was a bun made out of ramen noodles. Basically, it’s cooked ramen noodles that are refrigerated in a bun-sized ramekin for 15 minutes and then fried in olive oil. Japanese blogger and chef Keizo Shimamoto invented this and served it up at Smorgasburg (an outdoor food weekly festival) in Brookyln, causing Tweets galore and waiting in long lines.

When I saw the ramen noodle bun, I immediately thought – what a creative idea, but sadly unhealthy.  Then, I thought to substitute spiralized sweet potato in for the “ramen” and voila – a spiralized bun! The spiralized bun is perfect to use with open-faced sandwiches and burgers. It’s also fun to use as a slice of bread – smear almond butter on top, add some bananas and honey and you have a nutritious, exciting and delicious breakfast!

How to Make the Inspiralized Bun

Video

This video shows you step-by-step how to make the spiralized bun!

Whipped Dill Goat Cheese Breakfast Buns with Eggs Over Easy

Whipped Dill Goat Cheese Breakfast Buns with Eggs Over Easy

It’s funny to me how “whipping” a cheese can totally change it. All I did was put some goat cheese and dill in a food processor and pulse until “whipped.” Took about 15 seconds, all in. But man, is whipped goat cheese heavenly!

I love dill pickles, but I never really thought to add the dill herb to anything until I went to Greece and had delicious tzatziki sauce (hence the inspiration behind my tzatziki zucchini pasta). Missing Greece lately on account of the chilly wintry weather, I decided to get dill back up on the blog. In whipped goat cheese. Mmm.

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Inspiralized Naked Sloppy Joe Buns with Sir Kensington’s Spiced Ketchup

Inspiralized Naked Sloppy Joe Buns with Sir Kensington’s Spiced Ketchup

I’m really not sure why I’ve named these “naked” sloppy joes, because that would insinuate that there’s no bun at all. Technically, these are “open faced” sloppy joe’s, but in light of this meal being messy and fun, I figured I’d change things up a bit and call ’em naked…. I thought about naming them “topless,” but that might cause some odd visitors to my blog after some naughty Google searches.

I’ve never made a sloppy joe before, but when Sir Kensington’s sent me a box of their ketchups and mayonnaises, I immediately thought of the 1995 Marykate and Ashley Olsen movie It Takes Two and the scene where one of the twins bites into her first sloppy joe and then ravenously devours it, screaming “this is really good!” I also think of the scene in Billy Madison, where the mess hall lady scoops out the sloppy joes and cackles  out, “I know how yous kids like ’em sloppy.” Ahhh…. classic.

Gosh, I love the Olsen twins. And Adam Sandler.

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Mexican Quiche with Spiralized Sweet Potato Crust

Mexican Quiche with Spiralized Sweet Potato Crust

We’re back with another winner of the monthly Inspiralized Cook-Off Challenge in our (free!) private Facebook community for Inspiralized.

The community has grown to over 8,700 people – and all of us are excited about spiralizing and sharing our spiralized meals! It’s the official #inspiralizedsquad.

I love the community. My favorite time of day is now when I go through the community and check to see what members are talking about and making. I’m so impressed by the delicious meals everyone’s creating!

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Ingredients To Always Have On Hand To Make Quick and Easy Dinners

Ingredients To Always Have On Hand To Make Quick and Easy Dinners

Some nights, I just don’t feel like cooking. YES, it happens.

I’m always tempted to just Seamless something, but unfortunately, there aren’t many healthy options in Jersey City just yet. This city is still evolving, and it’s no NYC (if I lived in NYC I think it’d be so hard NOT to Postmates from places like Sweet Green 24/7.)

When I don’t feel like cooking or don’t feel like running to the grocery store for ingredients for a specific meal, I whip up one of my weeknight “go-tos.” Today I’m going to share with you the simple ingredients I keep in my kitchen all the time for those go-tos.
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How to Balance a Social Life with A Healthy Lifestyle

How to Balance a Social Life with A Healthy Lifestyle

 

Today I’m answering another question I get asked constantly: “How do you balance being healthy with a social life and going out?”

At age 29, I really found a happy balance, and I’m excited to share that with you, along with another installment of “What I Ate” and my second vlog!

Shall we?

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Spiralized Potato Everything Bagels

Spiralized Everything Bagels

GUYSSSSSSS.

There’s not much to say about these spiralized everything bagel buns, except: MAKE THEM.

But first, you’ll need this pan.

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19 Spiralized and Healthy Game Day Recipes

19 Spiralized and Healthy Game Day Recipes

When football season comes around, that’s when the fried buffalo wings come out. The jalapeño poppers. The sliders. The nachos.

No one feels good after dunking a bag of chips in spinach and artichoke dip. No one.

So today, we’re sharing our most game-day appropriate recipes, for those of us who want to nosh on game day, in a healthier way!

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#EverydayInspiralized: Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodle Pizza

#EverydayInspiralized: Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodle Pizza

We’re back with a new episode of #EverydayInspiralized, my video cooking series on my YouTube channel.

You know of the Inspiralized sweet potato noodle bun, right? Well, today, we’re making it into a pizza – with turkey pepperoni!

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BBQ Sweet Potato Noodle Bun with Smoked Mozzarella

BBQ Sweet Potato Noodle Bun with Smoked Mozzarella

I might have dropped the Cinco de Mayo ball last week, but it’s better late than never right?!

Plus, I made this on Cinco de Mayo on Snapchat, so that’s something?

All jokes aside, these Mexican-flair sweet potato noodle buns are amazing and will hopefully have you obsessed with sweet potato noodle buns.

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Vegan Carrot Dogs with Spiralized Toppings (Four Ways!)

Vegan Carrot Dogs with Spiralized Toppings (Three Ways!)

Vegan carrot dogs, meet Inspiralized.

Inspiralized readers, meet these vegan carrot dogs.

Seriously, I could not be more excited for summer to hit so I can grill these carrots and slather them in barbecue sauce.

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Spiralized Paleo Recipe Roundup

Spiralized Paleo Recipe Roundup

We’re back with another recipe roundup and this time, we’re talking Paleo.

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Italian Zucchini Noodle Turkey Burger Patty

Italian Zucchini Noodle Turkey Burger Patty

When I first began Inspiralized, I told myself that the people who were coming to my blog wanted pasta and noodle substitutes.

So, for the first year, I really focused on just doing that. I made Italian pastas, Asian noodle bowls, and even replaced ramen noodles in buns.

Then, I started to branch off. “People want to simply get creative with their veggies! Help them do that.”

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Parsnip

parsnips

Preparation: Peel and slice off ends flatly and evenly.
Cook method:

  • Saute, 5-7 minutes
  • Roast at 425 degrees, 10-15 minutes

Storage: Seal in an airtight container, lasts up to 10 days in the refrigerator, can be frozen.
Best Blade for Spiralizing: Blade C
Best Dish to Make: Pasta, Soups, Noodles, Buns, Sides

Click here for Parsnip Recipes!

 HOW TO SPIRALIZE PARSNIP

 

Go back to the list of spiralizable vegetables and fruits.

Video: Vegan Kale and Sweet Potato Noodle Caesar Salad + Cookbook Outtakes

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Another video Thursday! This weekend, Lu and I are spending the entire weekend filming some new exciting videos for the blog.

You know you’re old when filming videos for your blog is the main event of your weekend. Welcome to your late 20s, Ali.

Side note: all videos post at 8pm on Wednesdays, so if you want to be alerted when a new one is posted (and not have to wait until Thursday!), subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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What to Make With Spiralized Vegetables

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When your spiralizer arrives, you take it out of the box and then what? What can you make? What are the possibilities?

Immediately, you Google “what to do with a spiralizer” and hopefully, you’ve found me. Hi!

You start clicking around my blog and everything might seem overwhelming at first. Your first question: well, what do I do with these spiralized vegetables?

10 HEALTHY WAYS TO USE SPIRALIZED VEGETABLES

1. Pasta

Probably the most popular, you can use vegetable noodles as replacement in your favorite pasta recipes. This immediately adds added nutrients to your meal, while lowering carbs, calories and sugars. Plus, it’s an unprocessed way to enjoy pasta and is gluten-free and Paleo.

Example recipes: Shaved Asparagus and Sausage Sweet Potato Noodle Pasta //  Cacio e Pepe with Bacon (Zucchini Noodles)

For all pasta recipes:

Follow Inspiralized’s board Spiralized Pastas on Pinterest.

2. Noodles

Probably the second most popular, you can use vegetable noodles as replacement in your Asian noodle dishes. Whether you love Thai, Chinese, Korean or any other type of delicious Asian noodle dishes, you can recreate it using spiralized veggies.

Example recipes:  Miso-Ponzu Zucchini Noodles with Tofu // Ginger Scallion Egg Drop Soup with Zucchini Noodles 

For all noodle recipes:

Follow Inspiralized’s board Spiralized Noodles on Pinterest.

3. Rice

That’s right. By placing your spiralized veggies into a food processor, you can create rice out of vegetables! The best vegetables for this are the harder veggies, such as beet, carrot, sweet potato and butternut squash.

Example recipes: Plantain Rice and Beans // Sweet Potato Fried Rice

For all rice recipes:

Follow Inspiralized’s board Spiralized Rice on Pinterest.

4. Buns

Instead of using a processed piece of bread or sandwich bun, form your favorite vegetable noodles into a patty and create a bun! These buns are bound with an egg and add so much flavor and depth to any sandwich!

Example recipes: Spiralized Veggie Sandwich // Spiralized Ham & Cheese Sandwich

For all bun recipes:

Follow Inspiralized’s board Spiralized Pizzas and Sandwiches

5. Fries & Chips

One of the blades on the spiralizer makes it easy to slice you vegetables into chips. Another blade makes it easy to spiralize your vegetable into shoestring fries. By replacing a potato with a lower calorie vegetable like jicama, you can instantly make diet-friendly “fries.”

Example recipes: Jicama Fries // Rutabaga Chips

For all fries & chips recipes:

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6. Pasta Salad

Pasta salads are made easy with the spiralizer – especially because your vegetables are usually already chilled! By replacing regular pasta with spiralized vegetables, you can make this lighter option that’s certain to impress your guests.

Example recipes: Greek Cucumber Noodle Pasta Salad // Tuna, Celery and Egg Zucchini Pasta Salad

For all pasta salad recipes:

Follow Inspiralized’s board Spiralized Pasta Salads on Pinterest.

7. Pizza

What?! Pizza?! Yes – by simply using the Inspiralized Bun and making it into a bigger version, you can use spiralized noodles to create a “crust.” Ditch the processed pizza crust and use this hearty, healthy version instead – ingredients are simply noodles and egg! It’s gluten-free!

Example recipes: Cajun Broccoli Sweet Potato Noodle Pasta // Sweet Potato Noodle Marinara Pizza

For all pizza recipes:

Follow Inspiralized’s board Spiralized Pizzas and Sandwiches

8. Soups

Make a heartier soup by adding in vegetable noodles! Love soups with pasta in them? Swap in spiralized veggies in place of the real pasta for a healthy spin.

Example recipes: Miso Green Tea and Ginger Zucchini Noodle Soup with Tofu // Mexican Fideo Soup with Sweet Potato Noodles

For all soup recipes:

Follow Inspiralized’s board Spiralized Soups, Chilis and Stews on Pinterest.

9. Salads

Lettuce can get boring. Ditch the kale and spinach and opt in for zucchinis, cucumbers, carrots or beets! Love lettuce? No problem – spruce up your salads by using spiralized veggies to add flavor, texture and color.

Example recipes: Cucumber Noodle Salad with Feta, Onions and Red Wine Vinaigrette // Zucchini and Kale Apple Slaw

For all salad recipes:

Follow Inspiralized’s board Spiralized Salads on Pinterest.

10. Casseroles

Don’t spend any extra time slicing, dicing or waiting for your pasta noodles to be ready. Shave off hundreds of calories and carbs with zucchini noodles or simply ditch the processed noodle and opt for a sweet potato or potato noodle. These family-friend casseroles are a fun way to use your spiralizer.

Example recipes: Zucchini Noodle Spinach Lasagna // Bacon and Brussel Sprout Potato Noodle Casserole

For all casserole recipes:

Follow Inspiralized’s board Spiralized Casseroles on Pinterest.

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