How To Make Cauliflower Rice

This week marked my first week of Whole30. I have been wanting to switch up the side dishes and thought cauliflower rice would be a smart choice. It’s not hard to make and wanted to share it with you, here’s how to make cauliflower rice.

How to make cauliflower rice. Is there anything cauliflower can't do? Whole30, Paleo and 21 Day Fix approved.

Cauliflower Rice

 

 

Do you know what’s awesome about cauliflower? You can use it for everything! From cauliflower pizza crust (including my favorite recipe for BBQ cauliflower pizza) to roasted cauliflower dip this vegetable can mimic flour and cream-based foods. It’s the miracle vegetable, in my personal opinion.

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How to make cauliflower rice. Is there anything cauliflower can't do? Whole30, Paleo and 21 Day Fix approved.

I used my new favorite kitchen tool (the Vitamix 7500) to rice the cauliflower, but you can you a food processor or (if you have the patience) a knife. When the rice is ready, take a few sheets of paper towel and squeeze out some of the moisture.

Randa’s tip: don’t over do it otherwise, you’ll have cauliflower mashed “potatoes”. When ricing the cauliflower, you may have to give it a little stir in between pulses.

How to make cauliflower rice. Is there anything cauliflower can't do? Whole30, Paleo and 21 Day Fix approved.

The spices and seasonings I added were: salt, pepper, and garlic powder. It went well with the Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs I made with the rice, but you can add whatever you want.

My suggestion is to make a big batch in advance, that way you will have a healthy side dish to grab and go all week long.

Related: Roasted Cauliflower Cheddar Soup.

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

How to make cauliflower rice. Is there anything cauliflower can't do? Whole30, Paleo and 21 Day Fix approved.

Here’s how to make cauliflower rice. Seriously, is there anything cauliflower can’t do? The added bonus? It’s Whole30, Paleo, and 21 Day Fix approved.

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Cauliflower Rice

How to make cauliflower rice. Is there anything cauliflower can’t do? Whole30, Paleo and 21 Day Fix approved.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Clean your cauliflower and let dry.
  2. Break the cauliflower into florets and add them to your high powdered blender (I have this one) or food processor.
  3. Pulse until the cauliflower turns into “rice”. Squeeze out as much water as possible with paper towel.
  4. In a wide skillet (or pot) over medium – medium/high heat add the olive oil, cauliflower, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir around for 5 minutes, cover and cook for roughly ten minutes. You want the rice to lose the crunch.
  5. At this point, I stirred it around a little longer to get more of the moisture out.

Serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 3 cups, Serving Size: 1 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 87 Calories
  • Total Fat: 2.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6g
  • Sodium: 278.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 14.8g
  • Fiber: 5.8g
  • Sugar: 5.4g
  • Protein: 5.6g
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How to make cauliflower rice. Is there anything cauliflower can't do? Whole30, Paleo and 21 Day Fix approved.

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Randa Derkson

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4 comments on “How To Make Cauliflower Rice”

  1. I loveeeee cauliflower rice, but thankfully….. They sell it FROZEN or else, yeah, I wouldn’t make it! LOL!

  2. Cauliflower rice is the BEST! We love it in low carb stuffed peppers.

  3. What temperature do you cook the rice over in the skillet? Am I missing it somewhere in the recipe? 

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