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.
2. Pulse gently until rice-like, about 5 seconds.
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)
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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!
This video shows you step-by-step how to make the spiralized bun!