Cauliflower seems to be replacing all our favorite carbs these days. My favorite is cauliflower rice. I swear when made properly it tastes just as good as traditional rice with around 90% less carbs!
What is cauliflower rice?
Cauliflower rice is a way to prepare and cook cauliflower that turns it to a light. fluffy and slightly chewy tender side dish that is reminiscent of white rice.
It can be substituted for traditional rice in virtually any dish.
How to make cauliflower rice without food processor
The easiest way to make cauliflower rice is with a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, you can grate the cauliflower with the large holes of a cheese grater before cooking.
How to make cauliflower rice with food processor
To make cauliflower rices with your food processor, cut & remove stem from cauliflower head. Chop the cauliflower into pieces small enough to fit in your food processors shoot. Then, process the cauliflower florets using the grater attachments.
After you’ve turned your cauliflower into rice with either the food processor or cheese grater, you will need to cook it.
Add oil to a pan over medium high heat. If desired, add some minced garlic and saute for one minute. Now, add cauliflower rice plus salt and pepper. Saute for a few minutes.
Serve immediately or place in an airtight container and store in the fridge.
Cauliflower Rice FAQs
Is cauliflower rice low carb?
Yes, cauliflower rice is low carb. There are only 4.5 carbs in every serving (1/2 cup) of cauliflower rice.
Is cauliflower rice keto?
Yes, cauliflower rice is allowed on the keto diet. It is very popular in the keto community to remake pasta & other popular high carb dishes using cauliflower.
Is cauliflower rice whole30?
Yes, cauliflower rice is allowed on the whole 30 diet.
Can cauliflower rice be frozen?
Leftover cauliflower rice can easily be frozen. After you have grated your cauliflower rice, place it in a ziploc bag and seal. Place in the freezer where it will be good for 4-6 months.
When you want to eat your cauliflower rice, simply move it to the freezer to thaw the night before. When ready to eat, follow the saute instructions in the recipe below.
Can cauliflower rice go bad?
Yes, cauliflower rice can go bad. How long it will take it to go bad depends on how fresh your cauliflower was and how you store it.
Generally speaking, cauliflower rice will be good for around 3 days in the fridge and 4-6 months in the freezer.
Can cauliflower rice be reheated?
Yes, you can reheat cauliflower rice. If you want to reheat your cauliflower rice, do it in a skillet over low-medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
How To Make Cauliflower Rice
- Yield: 4
1 Head Cauliflower
1 Tbsp Oil or Butter
2 Cloves Garlic (optional)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Cut & remove stem from cauliflower head. Chop the cauliflower into pieces small enough to fit in your food processor’s shoot. Then, process the cauliflower florets using the grater attachments.
Heat oil or butter in a pan over medium heat for one minute. If desired, add garlic to the pan and saute for one minute. Then, add riced cauliflower to pan and saute 5-7 minutes until done.
Season with salt & pepper. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container and refrigerate for later.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 64
- Sugar: 2.8
- Sodium: 25
- Fat: 3.2
- Carbohydrates: 7.7
- Protein: 2.8