Via Emilia Organic Riced Cauliflower
Costco cauliflower rice was on my shopping list recently. It’s such a great alternative to white or even brown rice, if you’re trying to cut back on carbohydrates and calories. Plus, it’s already riced and packaged into nice little portions that you can easily cook. (If you’ve ever made cauliflower rice from a regular head of cauliflower, you know it can be a somewhat messy process.)
Keep reading for nutrition facts, cooking instructions, and shopping information.
What is Riced Cauliflower?
Before we move on to the details of this Costco product, let’s make sure we know what riced cauliflower is. Basically, if you take a head of cauliflower and put it in a food processor, you’ll get little grain size pieces of cauliflower that look like rice. That’s riced cauliflower.
It doesn’t taste like rice but as I mentioned before, it’s a great alternative, if you’re looking to cut back on carbohydrates and calories. It can take the place of rice as an accompaniment to proteins.
Nutrition Facts for Costco Cauliflower Rice
See below for nutrition facts from the back of the bag.
This product is literally just organic cauliflower in riced form. Each 1 cup serving has 20 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein and 0 grams of fat.
Cooking Instructions for Riced Cauliflower from Costco
The instructions on the bag indicate that you can cook the riced cauliflower in the microwave or in a skillet on medium heat. I opted to cook it in a pan on medium heat, while making it into “fried rice.”
Preparing it was very easy. My only suggestion would be to break it up in the bag, before putting it in the pan/skillet. Sometimes it can turn into a block of cauliflower in the freezer and you end up chipping away at it to break it up as it cooks.
My picture above has some added ingredients, as I wanted to make Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice. For the recipe, check out the recipe Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice from Style Preservation
I’ve gone through periods of being sick of eating cauliflower rice, but I think the trick is to cook it with some flavoring or eat it with something saucy (e.g., curry).
On this occasion, I made Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice, using kimchi and frozen veggies from Costco. I also added some onion and Bachan’s Barbecue Sauce (which they also started selling at Costco recently). I threw some fresh Thai basil in there for some added flavor at the end, which I really enjoyed. Plated with Taegu and Waialua Fresh Eggs, this was a delicious breakfast made from ingredients that were all bought at a Hawaii Costco store.
Shopping Information for Via Emilia Riced Cauliflower at Costco
- I paid $8.69 for 4 lbs of riced cauliflower. Inside the big package are 4 smaller individually packaged bags.
- Easy to cook and nicely portioned out for you.
- Much easier and less messy than making riced cauliflower in your food processor.
- Find it in the frozen vegetable and fruit section of Costco
- Via Emilia Riced Cauliflower is a product of Italy.
- For more information on Via Emilia Foods, visit their website.
- If you’re interested in other foods you could eat with your Riced Cauliflower, check out Wild Caught Salmon at Costco or Costco Shrimp.