Claire Wright from shares 3 simple ways to prepare cauliflower that the whole family will enjoy.

"Riced" cauliflower makes for a really easy way to add a little more veg to the family's plates. Just swap some or all of your rice/quinoa/couscous for simple microwave cauliflower rice. Served with a curry, sauce, meat or fish, beans or whatever you enjoy having with rice, the "rice" absorbs the flavours of the dish so is a great way to serve it to cauli-skeptics.


Blitz the cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles rice or couscous. Pour into a microwave-safe bowl and cover with cling film or a non-airtight lid, then microwave on High for 5-8 mins, until the cauliflower is cooked and piping hot. Alternatively, steam on the stove until cooked through (about 5-10 mins). Serve as you would any cooked grain. You can also do this with broccoli, squash, sweet potato or other root veggies.

Kids in the Kitchen

Get the kids to break the cauliflower into florets with their hands. Let them carefully place the florets into the food processor and push the button until it is “riced”. Show them how to work the microwave.