Cauliflower Rice is very popular right now as a rice substitute, but in my opinion, cauliflower more closely resembles couscous (see Cauliflower Couscous in Always Delicious page 211). For the flavor and texture of rice, I like to use parsnips instead. This simple rice substitute is easy and satisfying. Use it as a base for stir-frys, sauces, or as a satisfying side dish. It is especially delicious with spicy toppings like Moroccan Chicken (Always Delicious page 133).
First, wash and cut parsnips into large chunks. Then place in a food processor and blend, scraping down the sides as needed until they create a rice texture.
Next, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the riced parsnips and salt. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until the pieces are evenly coated in oil. Add water and cover with a tight fitting lid. Steam for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding a bit of water as needed to keep from burning, until parsnip rice is tender but not mushy.