Staying with low-glycemic index foods is key to managing diabetes, but sometimes you really miss carbohydrates. Especially rice. RICE. So, how do you satisfy this craving?
Veggie rice! As long as you use a firm vegetable such as cauliflower, the texture and taste are surprisingly satisfying. Here are the three ways veggie rice will help you and your diet :
1) Veggie rice is a wonderful way to replace high glycemic index rice
2) Vegetables in any form are a great way to reduce inflammation
3) Incorporating vegetable rice into your diet helps ensure you meet your daily requirement of fiber and nutrients
How to Make Vegetable Cauliflower Rice
Many stores carry vegetable rice in the produce section (usually cauliflower rice). You can also make rice in a food processor, a food (cheese) grater, or an old fashioned knife and cutting board.
Which vegetables to use
Cauliflower is the most popular, but you can also use any other firm vegetable. Butternut squash, beets, carrots, purple potatoes, rutabaga, broccoli, jicama, parsnips, turnips, and/or sweet potatoes are other great options.