Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Ingredients

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  • 4 cups raw cauliflower "rice", about one medium head

  • 1 egg beaten

  • 1/3 cup soft goat cheese

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 pinch of dried basil

  • 1 pinch of crushed fennel seed

  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. preheat oven to 400F

  2. to make the cauliflower rice, pulse batches of raw cauliflower florets in a food processor until a rice-like texture is achieved.

  3. fill a large pot with about an inch of water and bring it to a boil. Add the "rice" and cover; let it cook for about 4-5 minutes. Drain into a fine-mesh strainer.

  4. important step! once you've strained the rice, transfer it to a clean, thin dishtowel. wrap up the steamed "rice" in the dishtowel and twist. squeeze all the excess moisture out, it should be very dry.

  5. in a large bowl, mix up your strained cauliflower rice, beaten egg, goat cheese and spices. make sure you fully incorporate the ingredients evenly.

  6. press the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (otherwise it will stick). Keep the dough about 1/3 inch thick and make the edges a little higher for a "crust-like" texture.

  7. bake for 35-40 minutes. the crust should be firm and golden brown when done.

  8. remove from oven and add your sauce, cheese and favorite toppings and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until your cheese is melted.

  9. slice and serve.