Inside: A step-by-step guide to making a batch of cauliflower rice plus five delicious cauliflower rice recipes to try!
If you are following the Plant Paradox way of eating, or a low carb, grain free, keto diet, you’ll love using cauliflower in a variety of recipes. Cauliflower is so versatile that it can be mashed like a potato, baked like a bread, formed into a pizza crust and substituted for rice!
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How to Make Cauliflower Rice
You have two options. You can either use a box grater or a food processor. I have used both methods, but usually opt for the food processor as I typically will grate several batches of cauliflower rice and then freeze for later.
A box grater will work perfectly, and is a cheaper option. If this is the method you choose, please be careful as you are grating so you don’t accidentally hurt the tips of your fingers.
A food processor is more expensive but a great tool to have in your kitchen – especially if you’d like to make more things from scratch. There are built in safety features and lots of different uses.
How to Make Cauliflower Rice
A simple technique for making cauliflower rice.
- 1 head cauliflower
Rinse and dry cauliflower and remove outer greens.
If using a box grater, cut cauliflower into 4 large pieces and grate.
If using a food processor, cut cauliflower into several smaller chunks, and place in your food processor using the grater blade.
Once cauliflower rice has been grated, it's ready to enjoy either raw or cooked!
Cauliflower rice can now be packed and frozen.
To cook, simply drizzle oil into a skillet, and saute for about 5 minutes and season as desired.
FAQ About Cauliflower Rice
Here are some frequently asked questions about cauliflower rice.
Can you use frozen cauliflower?
Yes! I do this especially if the frozen bagged cauliflower goes on sale. To make cauliflower rice from frozen cauliflower, just open bag and add into your food processor. Make sure your food processor is fitted with a grater blade.
Can you freeze cauliflower rice?
Yes! In fact this is a great ingredient to prep ahead of time. I always have a few bags of homemade cauliflower rice in my freezer.
Can I buy already riced cauliflower?
Yep! I’ll be honest and say that I’ve done this a handful of times but usually regret it. It’s pretty quick to make at home, and if you prep a large batch at a time, cleaning up the food processor doesn’t seem too bad. You can buy premade fresh cauliflower rice OR frozen riced cauliflower. Just note that it’s usually more expensive to do this.
How to Make Cauliflower Rice – In Photos
Wash, rinse and remove the green stem of a large head of cauliflower.
Cut cauliflower into smaller pieces.
Place in a food processor fitted with the grater blade and pulse until well riced.
Cauliflower rice ready to enjoy as is or add to your favorite recipe!
5 Delicious Cauliflower Rice Recipes to Try!
Roasted Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Lemon Recipe (Vegan)
Ingredients: 1 recipe riced cauliflower, olive oil, garlic, salt, parsley, lemon juice.
Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice Recipe (Vegan)
Ingredients: 1 recipe riced cauliflower, almonds, olive oil, garlic, red pepper* (omit or sub with cayenne for phase 2), salt, parsley, lemon juice, pepper.
Garlic Cauliflower Rice Recipe (Vegan)
Ingredients: 1 recipe riced cauliflower, olive oil, garlic, onion, green onions, salt.
Low Carb Chicken Biriyani using Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Ingredients: 1 recipe riced cauliflower, ghee, ground chicken, salt, turmeric, garam masala, coriander, cumin, onion, jalapeno* (peel/de-seed for phase 3, or sub with 1/4 tsp cayenne for phase 2), ginger, garlic, cilantro, mint leaves
Mexican Cauliflower Rice Recipe (Vegan)
Ingredients: 1 recipe riced cauliflower, oil, onion, salt, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, lime, cilantro
I hope you enjoyed these easy cauliflower rice recipes! Do you have any to share? Let me know if the comments!