In today’s more health conscious world of cooking, riced vegetables have started to become something of a superstar side dish. Riced cauliflower usually takes all the headlines and plaudits, often serving as a stand-in for rice for those on carb-restricted diets. Riced edamame though? I think this is the first product I’ve personally seen that uses the popular soy bean in riced format:
Cooking couldn’t be easier. Pop it into the microwave and follow the guide on the bag – you’ll have steaming hot riced edamame in barely five minutes. We used ours as a healthy side dish to these pot stickers from Whole Foods.
The verdict? Surprisingly great! The edamame retains a pleasing bitey texture that can add some interest to the dish – e.g. when contrasted to the softer pot stickers above.
Moreover, where riced cauliflower has that unmistakable pungent aroma, edamame is fairly neutral. This won’t overwhelm your senses or your overall dish like cauliflower is want to do.
Another plus point here is the price, just $2-$ per pack with enough for two people in each packet. This definitely gets our thumbs up for an alternative side dish that affordable, easy, tasty and unique!
Seapoint Farms Riced Edamame cooking instructions, ingredients, nutrition
The fourth benefit is the nutrition. Edamame is packed with protein and fiber and virtually no carbs. There is of course the soy factor to keep in mind for those on certain diets.