Today it is easier than ever to eat low-carb for those looking to shed some weight or just rid yourself of the carbohydrate bloat that often comes with eating too much sugar or carbs.
Pizza has got to be the one thing that you could miss on a low-carb lifestyle. It is the go-to food at football games, kids parties and an easy pick up dinner on a Friday night, so thankfully cauliflower rice makes having pizza a bit easier.
I recently started a low-carb eating regime. Although at first it was a bit daunting, I easily found a wealth of information on the web in regard to recipes, tips and hacks on how to do it properly and reap the health and fitness benefits.
Now I am not saying making this is easy. It will take you an hour for sure between cooking the rice in the pan and getting all the moisture out and baking the crust on both sides. However, the more you make it, the easier it will come to getting it done quicker and more efficiently. This is a recipe I would only really make on a weekend when I had extra time.
It is also a much more cost effective way to make cauliflower pizza. Some of the frozen versions are $15 each for the crust alone. For the same cost in making this version, you can have the whole pizza made.
I find that taking your time cooking the rice to dry it out is key. Don’t rush it! A good 15 minutes of stirring and cooking the rice will be important to having your crust stay together and firm up after cooking off.
Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Pizza
- 2 cups cauliflower rice
- 1 TBSP oregano
- 2 TBSP coconut oil or ghee
- 3 TBSP your favorite buffalo chicken sauce
- 2 ounces of blue cheese
- 1/4 cup cooked chicken cubed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 large egg white
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup mozzarella
- Parchment paper
- baking sheet
Mix cauliflower rice with salt and pepper. Add coconut butter and oregano. On the stove top on medium to light heat, constantly stir and cook rice for 15 minutes. Rice should brown just a little and this will help get the moisture out of the cauliflower so that it will firm up in the oven.
Once mixed, spread on several paper towels, fold over rice and press down blotting all the water out. Be careful as it will be hot. Do this several times until much of the moisture is out.
In a medium size bowl, add egg white, mozzarella and Parmesan. Add rice and mix well. This should form a dough.
Put the rice on parchment paper and using your hands flatten to shape a circle. Diameter should be 1/2 inch thick. Brush lightly with more coconut oil.
Bake 15-20 minutes until puffy and golden
Take pie out and using another sheet or parchment to lay over the pizza, flip the pie onto the baking sheet. Brush with coconut oil. Cook this side for another 10 minutes.
In a small bowl mix chicken and buffalo sauce. Crumble blue cheese onto pizza and put chicken on top. Add some extra Parmesan if you like.
Bake for another 5 minutes until melted.
Cool for 5 minutes on cutting board. Slice and enjoy!