Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower Rice

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Love easy side dishes from the air fryer? This Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower cooks up perfectly from frozen. You’ll love the texture of cauliflower rice in the air fryer.

forkful of cooked cauliflower rice

Cauliflower Rice in the Air Fryer

This is the perfect quick side dish for adding some extra veggies to your meal. A filling, satisfying cauliflower rice that cooks up delicious and warmed in the air fryer. Just 10 minutes from frozen to ready!

package of frozen cauliflower rice next to air fryer

We love to grab a few packs of this frozen cauliflower rice when it’s on sale and keep them in the freezer for when we need a low-carb side or yummy base for a meal bowl. Just make sure you have an air-fryer safe pan for cooking this dish perfectly.

Looking for more no-fuss air fryer recipes for quick & easy, keto-friendly sides? Check out these Healthy Asparagus or Air Fryer Roasted Zucchini Slices. The air fryer is about to become your favorite kitchen appliance for healthy cooking!

close-up of cauliflower rice in air fryer pan

How To Make Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower Rice

Place air fryer pan in basket. Prep air fryer pan with olive oil or vegetable oil. Spray or brush on oil. Open package of cauliflower rice and pour into pan.

Sprinkle on 1 teaspoon of pepper and 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce (or salt). Pop basket in air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 10 mins, stirring halfway though cooking time.

Once rice is done, scoop with spatula out of air fryer pan onto plate or bowl. If desired, season with more soy sauce or other seasonings, to taste.

hand holding air fryer with cauliflower rice inside

Cooking rice in the air fryer creates the perfect texture with plenty of flavor. And no more soggy rice!

Cooking Tips

  • No need to defrost! Cauliflower goes straight in air fryer and cooks from frozen
  • Use an air-fryer safe pan for cooking and double-check that it fits inside the air fryer basket
  • This recipe calls for pepper and soy sauce (or salt), but add any seasonings you love on vegetables or rice

air fryer opened to show cauliflower rice inside

Why Use a Pan When Cooking Rice in an Air Fyer?

Since the air fryer basket has holes, you want to put an air fryer-safe pan inside it to contain the rice. Be sure to prep the pan with nonstick spray or brush with oil.

close-up of cooked cauliflower rice

How To Cook Cauliflower Rice Without It Getting Soggy?

Leaving cauliflower rice on heat too long causes it to become soggy. Use an air fryer to cook cauliflower rice as it cooks quicker than traditional methods and makes the perfect texture!

plate of cooked cauliflower rice

What To Serve with Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower Rice

If you’re looking to serve a keto or low-carb meal, add a main dish like Air Fryer Turkey Wings or Steak Bites. Additional sides like Zucchini Radish Salad and Egg Salad with Bacon are keto-friendly and delicious!

cooked cauliflower rice topped with pepper and soy sauce

Or you could top the rice with Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas for a healthy meal bowl. We love meal bowls for a hearty, nutritious dinner that’s easy to prep!

plated cooked cauliflower rice

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Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower Rice

Love easy side dishes from the air fryer? This Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower cooks up perfectly from frozen. You'll love the texture of cauliflower rice in the air fryer.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: air fryer frozen cauliflower rice
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 pack frozen cauliflower rice
  • nonstick spray
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

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Instructions

  • Place air fryer pan in basket. Prep air fryer pan with olive oil or vegetable oil. Spray or brush on oil.
  • Open package of cauliflower rice and pour into pan.
  • Sprinkle on 1 teaspoon of pepper and 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce (or salt).
  • Pop basket in air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 10 mins, stirring halfway though cooking time.
  • Once rice is done, scoop with spatula out of air fryer pan onto plate or bowl. If desired, season with more soy sauce or other seasonings, to taste.

Notes

  • No need to defrost! Cauliflower goes straight in air fryer and cooks from frozen
  • Use an air-fryer safe pan for cooking and double-check that it fits inside the air fryer basket
  • This recipe calls for pepper and soy sauce (or salt), but add any seasonings you love on vegetables or rice
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