Cauliflower Pizza Crust

ingredients

  • 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.