These Cheesy Cauliflower Grits are a delicious remake of a classic Southern favorite.
I love finding ways to sneak vegetables into breakfast. Usually spinach and mushrooms make the cut, but rarely am I able to sneak cauliflower into my first meal. Not that I wouldn’t enjoy eating roasted cauliflower straight from the oven, but that’s a little much for the wee hours of morning.
Cauliflower has always been my favorite vegetable. I love discovering new ways to create delicious dishes using it. I even heard somewhere that cauliflower flower is the new kale of 2017, but I guess that remains to be seen.
These Cheesy Cauliflower Grits with Fried Egg is a great way to use up that cauliflower rice. I’ve been buying it frozen from Trader Joe’s, but I also make it fresh.
Now I've never been much of a grits girl and to be honest, I'm not even sure how they're supposed to taste. So if you’re looking for authentic grits, consider yourself fairly warned…this is not real grits. What it is though, is warm and cheesy flavor grit-like cauliflower rice piled high beneath a fried egg. I’d say it’s pretty delicious. It’s also waaaay healthier than grits, so there’s that, too.
Cheesy Cauliflower Grits are super easy to make. As I mentioned, you can use frozen cauliflower or make it fresh. I created my rice in the food processor, added some grated cheddar and Parmesan cheese and stuck it in the microwave for about 45 seconds. I could have just eaten it straight from the bowl as it was, but that fried egg just made it all the more satisfying.
You could probably get a lot more fancy with your grits…maybe add some butter, maple syrup, or whatever else folks who eat grits would add. Go ahead and make it your own!
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Cheesy Cauliflower Grits with Fried Egg & Salsa
- 1cup cauliflower florets
- 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 1 Tbsp Cabot cheddar cheese, shredded
- pinch sea salt and pepper
- 1 egg, fried
- 2 Tbsp salsa, for topping
- Place cauliflower florets in food processor and process into rice (or defrost 1 cup frozen cauliflower rice)
- Place rice into small bowl. Add cheese.
- Microwave for about 45 seconds or until cheese is just melted.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir and set aside.
- Fry up an egg to your liking.
- Serve egg on cauliflower rice.