Summer has officially started which means weekends are full of friends, family, beaches and pontooning. What more could a girl ask for! My parents have a cabin on a lake so many of our weekends are spent there relaxing and boating. Just today, we were there soaking up the sun and entertaining our new friends from China. My dad works with a Chinese supplier and the rep and his boss came to the United States for the very first time this week. They absolutely loved it! They kept taking pictures of the sky and landscape because they haven’t seen anything like it before. Yesterday, my parents took them to Bayfield and Madeline Island which is where Nick and I are getting married. Fred and Jeff (their English names) said it was the most beautiful place they have ever seen. They loved it so much that they are coming back in September to attend our wedding. Can you believe that? They are going to travel 13+ hours to come to our wedding! Fred said he is going to bring some Chinese liquor so that will be interesting!
So, rice. The paleo world does not accept rice because it is a grain and grains are a big no no. Me however, and many physically active people include white rice into their diets because it is a good calorie and carbohydrate source. Athletes commonly eat white rice versus brown rice because it has a higher glycemic index, meaning, it breaks down into sugar quicker. After a tough workout is the best time to consume any carb and/or sugar because your body uses that as fuel to rebuild your muscle so it won’t store as fat. After not eating white rice for a very long time, I recently introduced it back into my diet and I have no problems with it. So, I am now #teamwhiterice. For everyone that can’t eat rice or chooses not to, here is substitute!
- 1 head cauliflower
- Juice from 1 lime
- Handful of finely chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/3 cup water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- With the shredding tool on your food processor, shred the cauliflower florets.
- Heat the coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the cauliflower rice and cook and stir for about 1 minute.
- Add the water and stir. Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add cilantro and salt and pepper and mix well. Cook for 5 more minutes uncovered stirring occasionally.
- Pair with your favorite meat and enjoy!