October 26, 2016

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Learn how to make cauliflower rice in a few short steps in 15 minutes! So easy, and a great low carb and low cal alternative to regular rice!

Learn how to make cauliflower rice in a few short steps in 15 minutes! So easy, and a great low carb and low cal alternative to regular rice!

Whoa, October is almost over! So, I’ve been making cauliflower rice for a few years. For some reason I didn’t think it was post worthy. I’ve decided that instead of waiting till, well, never, it’s about time to share.

If you haven’t heard about cauliflower rice, then get ready for a low carb, low calorie alternative for one of the world’s favourite carbs.

Learn how to make cauliflower rice in a few short steps in 15 minutes! So easy, and a great low carb and low cal alternative to regular rice!

Cauliflower rice is so much easier than you’d ever imagine. Grind up cauliflower in a food processor, or a grater, and that’s it. No seriously, that’s all it takes to rice cauliflower. Of course, we want to transfer this into something we actually want to eat with flavour, so here’s comes a few extra steps.

I love to drain all the liquid out of my cauliflower with a paper towel, and then to add it to a few teaspoons of coconut oil (or olive oil) with some salt, pepper, garlic and lime to give it some flavour.

Learn how to make cauliflower rice in a few short steps in 15 minutes! So easy, and a great low carb and low cal alternative to regular rice!

Voila, in just 10 to 15 minutes, you’ve made Cauliflower Rice! It’s so easy it’s almost recipe-less, which is probably why I didn’t share it, but it’s a great low carb alternative that you should definitely know about. Also, it’s a lot more versatile than rice.

Learn how to make cauliflower rice in a few short steps in 15 minutes! So easy, and a great low carb and low cal alternative to regular rice!

You can use this in the place of a pizza crust by adding in an egg or egg substitute. Or, make a cauliflower fried rice (hello next idea). You could even use it in burger recipes that call for brown rice. It is of course more delicate, so handle this beauty with care.

Learn how to make cauliflower rice in a few short steps in 15 minutes! So easy, and a great low carb and low cal alternative to regular rice!

Have fun experimenting!

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:

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How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Preparation 8 min Cook Time 7 min Serves 3-4 cups     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower, stem removed
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 lime

Instructions

  1. Cut the cauliflower into manageable floret pieces.
  2. In a food processor, add the pieces and pulse until it resembles rice. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a grater but I found better success with a food processor.
  3. Add the riced cauliflower to a paper towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid. Set aside.
  4. In a pan over medium high heat, heat the coconut oil.
  5. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant.
  6. Add the riced cauliflower, salt, pepper and lime and stir to combine. Cook until the cauliflower begins to brown slightly, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe is vegan and gluten free. You can add any flavourings you desire to the cauliflower rice.
  2. HOW TO STORE
    You can store the cauliflower rice in an airtight tupperware container in the fridge, and reheat in the microwave or on a stovetop like regular rice.

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Learn how to make cauliflower rice in a few short steps in 15 minutes! So easy, and a great low carb and low cal alternative to regular rice!

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10 comments

  1. cauliflower rice has forever changed my life! I’m actually kinda embarrassed to say that I never made my own, only usually get it at Trader Joes! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jessica says:

      Haha don’t be embarrassed at all – we are busy people! Thanks Bethany!

  2. I love this recipe, Jessica! I’ve never made my own cauliflower rice before, so I’m happy to see how easy it is. Sounds delicious, too!

  3. Haven’t made cauli rice in a while…they don’t taste like rice at all, but still delicious. Thanks for sharing, Jessica.

  4. Jacob Shamy says:

    Love cauliflower rice! It was almost key in my sanity when I went on a low-carb diet a few months ago.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Jacob!! So good to hear from you! Yes, cauliflower rice is SO good!

  5. Stacy says:

    Awesome! A few weeks ago my local grocery store offered samples of riced cauliflower seasoned with basting oil and it was amazing! They were selling pre-packaged riced cauliflower for $6.99 a pound… uh no thank you! I was thinking about it today and figured there should be a way that I can rice my cauliflower myself and your recipe popped up in my google search! Thank you so much!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Stacy, yeah pre-packaged can be so expensive sometimes!! Hope you enjoy making it at home! You’re very welcome. 🙂

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