Waitrose has become the first supermarket to introduce celeriac rice, continuing the trend for carbohydrate alternatives such as cauliflower rice and other vegetable alternatives. Introduced in August, the Waitrose Celeriac Rice is raw celeriac, handily chopped into tiny rice-sized pieces for use in home cooking. Ideal as a base for a scratch-cooked risotto or simply microwaving to serve with a curry, this versatile veg holds its own structurally, just like the grain.
Tom Moore, Waitrose vegetable buyer says: "We know our customers love an alternative to traditional carbs, particularly when they're made entirely of fresh vegetables or are a tad unusual. Celeriac rice adds a deliciously subtle nutty flavour to a dish and keeps its shape beautifully during cooking. We hope fans of the vegetable will love this new way of enjoying celeriac, which would be tricky and time-consuming to do at home."