Before I started eating low-carb, I used to buy a 4 cheese boxed rice mix and my family loved it! Obviously rice on low-carb is a no no. I was craving that rice last night and came up with this substitute, it’s not the same but it satisfied that craving for me and it was really easy to make!
1 small head cauliflower, riced
2 T butter
Salt to taste, about 1/2 teaspoon
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1/8 cup half and half or heavy whipping cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 T bacon bits, optional
I began by melting the butter in a frying pan and adding the riced cauliflower and salt and cooking until “al dente” and slightly translucent. I don’t like mine to be mushy.
Once that’s done, add the softened cream cheese and half and half/heavy whipping cream and stir until cream cheese is melted and everything is combined. Add in the shredded cheddar cheese and stir, stir, stir so it doesn’t clump up or stick to the bottom. Keep stirring until the cheese is no longer “stringy” and the mixture looks creamy.
Top with bacon bits (if using) and serve! This would be really yummy with some chopped green onions on top.