Please welcome Ali from Inspiralized.com to Against all Grain with a new twist on spiralized vegetables! You all probably already know about my love for the spiral slicer, and Ali takes it way past zucchini and cucumber! She has shown you how to make creative ‘noodle' dishes out of a variety of vegetables, but now she is showing you how to “rice” these spiralized veggies!! Way to keep dinners exciting Ali! If you don't already have a spirilizer, get one HERE now! ~Danielle
While spiralized vegetables are a great alternative to regular pasta and noodles, the possibilities don't end there. By simply placing veggie noodles into a food processor, they can instantly be made into rice, for a nutritious, unprocessed version of rice!
Spiralized rice not only packs more nutrients and whole-food benefits, it carries more flavor than regular rice. To name a few, spiralized rice can be made using beets, butternut squash, jicama, plantains, rutabaga, carrots and sweet potatoes. All of those vegetables have their own distinct tastes and bring more flavor and excitement to a rice dish.
By cooking this rice with the liquids from the broth and tomatoes, the butternut squash fluffs up just like rice. The consistency is almost identical to regular rice, yet has much more flavor and takes a quarter of the time to make!
Start off with this easy recipe and experiment with other seasonal vegetables to use spiralized veggies as a rice alternative!
Ali Maffucci is the blogger and founder at Inspiralized.com, the first and only online resource dedicated to the spiralizer. Her first eBook, Inspiralized: The Ultimate Guide to Spiralized Cooking was recently updated and is available for download here. Follow Inspiralized on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and go to her Vimeo or YouTube page for spiralizing video tutorials. While she doesn’t live a completely grain-free or Paleo lifestyle, she understands and appreciates that spiralizing is a wonderful and accommodating option for those who do. She currently resides in Jersey City, NJ.
Tania // Run to Radiance
That looks so tasty! Love Ali’s recipes. Yum.
Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen
This looks so great, Ali! Must make it ASAP!
Chelsea @ BigBitesLittleBudget
This dish is beautiful. I love all of the colors and I bet the flavor is out of this world. I will be putting this on my menu next week!
How much shrimp? What kind? It isn’t in the ingredients list. Although I bet it’s just as good without them.
This is such a great idea!
I think you forgot to add the shrimp to your list of ingredients. Since it’s titled Spicy Shrimp it might be missed. 😉
How much shrimp/what kind? Doesn’t say.
Couple questions…everything I’ve been reading says it’s very unhealthy to heat olive oil…your thoughts?? & I don’t see shrimp on the list of ingredients??
I’d love to make this recipe, but don’t feel confident with the instructions: first off, the shrimp/amount is not listed in the ingredients? Also , I would need more detail about how to make the squash component… Is it supposed to be spiralized and then riced in a food processor?
It says to use a C Blade on the butternut squash and then put it in a food processor. Further instructions in the #1 and also here: https://www.inspiralized.com/2014/02/28/how-to-make-rice-from-vegetables-inspiralized-rice/#more-6511
Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this with my new spiral slicer!
This looks amazing. However, perhaps you ll want to add shrimp into your ingredient list. : p
Cara's Healthy Cravings
Definitely making this this week, I have all the ingredients on hand!
For the “rice” I wonder if one could get a similar effect grating the squash in the food processor, then pulse/chopping in the processor to make the “rice.” I don’t think my julienne peeling is up to making squash noodles!
Lori Schwitzer Morgan
The blogger at topwithcinnamon.com shows how to get the same affect with a cheese grater. She explains doing it with zucchini, but I would think you could do it with butternut squash as well. Just a suggestion.
This was amazing! My hubs doesn’t even like butternut squash, but he really liked this. It reminds us of paella.
I’d been wondering how the ‘rice’ was made. Thinking that just putting the whole squash in the food processor wouldn’t work. Now I know. Spiralize first! Going to give this a try, thanks!