Remove the cauliflower leaves and also trim the stems, like below. The cauliflower that I used was approx 584 grams, and after removing the leaves and stems, it weighed 300 grams.
Soak the Cauliflower in Turmeric Water:
In a big bowl, add 8 cups of water at room temperature and add the ground turmeric and salt. Mix it well. Now place the cauliflower upside down in the water and make sure the cauliflower is entirely inside the water. This soaking helps in removing the worms and germs. Soak this for 10 minutes and discard the water.
Cook the Cauliflower:
Now place the cauliflower in the steamer basket. Add 1 cup of water to the inner pot and place the trivet. Then keep the steamer basket with the cauliflower on the trivet and close the lid. Make sure the vent is in the sealing position.
Press the manual or the pressure cook button and set the cooking time to one minute at high pressure.
When the IP beeps, move the vent to the venting positing and release the pressure quickly. Carefully open the lid and take the steamer basket out.
Let the cauliflower cool for 20 minutes.
Grate the Cauliflower:
You can break the cauliflower into small florets like below or grate them whole also.
I used my boxed grater and used this bigger blade and grated the cauliflower. I know this is a bit time consuming, but the cauliflower looks more like rice.
After grating, I got approximately 2 cups of cauliflower rice.
And that's it. The cauliflower rice is ready. Serve it with your favorite curry. Let it cool before refrigerating.
Cauliflower Cooking Time:I have tried both zero minute cooking time and one minute cooking time. If you are not particular about the raw taste of cauliflower, you can go with "zero minutes" cooking.
Can I Soak Cauliflower in Warm Water? Yes, you can. In that case, soak it for five minutes and also pressure cook for zero minutes. You don't need to cook for one minute.
Can I Chop and Cook the Cauliflower? You can chop and steam the cauliflower. But after steaming the entire cauliflower, you can easily break the florets. Either way is fine.