View Full Version : How do you "rice" something?
10-18-2009, 12:57 PM
While at the Go Raw cafe, I had sweet potato "rice" that was really good, with mexican seasonings. So now I want to try it and want to make sweet potato "rice" pudding as well, I am thinking with almond milk and dates and dehydrated overnight for a warm breakfast....mmmmmm. But I don't know how they processed the sweet potato to be the size of grains of rice. Any ideas?
10-18-2009, 01:00 PM
they process it with a food processor
or a grater, then chopped smaller
10-18-2009, 01:01 PM
So, grate it first, then pulse it a bit?
10-18-2009, 05:28 PM
The easiest way is to use a box grater. Just google image search "box grater" and you will see what I mean.
It is traditionally used to grate cheeses. I use it to grate cauliflower, parsnips, etc. into "rice" for raw Spanish rice, sushi rice, etc.
10-18-2009, 07:39 PM
I think you're gonna love this!!
Get a jicuma!
The best looking rice I ever seen before my eyes after a good spinning in the food processor!
So I hope you love it like I do!
10-18-2009, 11:22 PM
I do like jicama, but for me the flavor is so sweet that it does not work in savory dishes. I tried it as a sub in potato salad and my brain could not handle it. But I do like it all on its own. And it probably would be good as a rice in sushi or mexican dishes. I'll have to try it.
10-19-2009, 08:53 AM
I got the idea from Sarma Melngailis. Plus I do have a thing for sweeter stuff! :)
So I'm just guessing here, that maybe zucchinis may work. Since it's really great as pasta!
And The grating part may be tricky though. There are some mandoline slicer that have a grater piece to use. Maybe that may work or just a plain grater may do.
I may have to try that myself too to see if that might work or not.
Keep us posted if you discover a great way to rice a particular food.
I'm all ears!! :)
I read some where that parsnips are good ror rices too. I haven't had it as rice so I don't know.
The sweet potatoes rice sounds really good. I'm thinking that maybe just pulse it for the whole time until desired rice effect.
Whenever you post raw food or talk about it, You sound like a professional raw chef!
10-28-2009, 10:22 AM
The cauliflower rice in Alissa's sushi rolls is processed in the food processor.
10-28-2009, 10:24 AM
I pulse whatever I want to "rice" in my FP.
10-28-2009, 10:59 AM
just put it in the food processor and process using the "s" blade. my fav is a mix of cauliflower, jicama, pine nuts and some fresh ginger. yum!
10-28-2009, 02:38 PM
I know there is a tool called a "potato ricer"
10-28-2009, 02:49 PM
I actually have a potato ricer, but it only works with soft stuff, like cooked potato. It is like pressing it through a seive in order to have mashed potatoes.
10-28-2009, 03:41 PM
All the raw books I've read say to pulse in the FP.
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