How To Make Cauliflower Rice

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This cauliflower rice is so delicious, you won’t even miss the real rice! Cauliflower rice is super easy to make and so good for you!

Cauliflower Rice

If you are on a grain-free diet or are simply trying to cut carbs, you absolutely NEED this cauliflower rice recipe! Cauliflower rice is the healthiest alternative to real rice!

Cauliflower rice is made out of 100% califlower, so it is extremely low in calories and has virtually zero carbs.  It fits into any type of diet – keto, paleo, whole 30, this cauliflower rice is so healthy you can eat as much of it as you want!

What is cauliflower rice?  Cauliflower rice is basically finely shredded cauliflower that is cooked on the frying pan. It is white and when shredded resembles the grains of white rice.  Also, since cauliflower is pretty mild in taste, that’s another thing it has in common with white rice :)  Its taste is so mild that it complements whatever dish you are serving with it!

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

Making cauliflower rice is really easy with a food processor and takes less than 10 minutes total.

First you need to shred the cauliflower with a food processor.  I like to use the round shredder blade disk:

Food Processor Shredder Disk

Separate the cauliflower into florets.

Raw Cauliflower

Put the shredder disk in the food processor, put the cauliflower in the top chute section of the food processor, push it down and the shredded cauliflower ends up in the food processor bowl.  If you don’t have the round shredder disk, you can use regular steel blade, but the texture will be much finer and less like rice.  If you don’t have a food processor, you can use the box grater to shred cauliflower.

Making Cauliflower Rice In A Food Processor

When you open food processor, your raw cauliflower rice will be ready!

Raw Cauliflower Rice In A Food Processor

The final step is to cook the cauliflower rice.  Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan, add raw cauliflower rice and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Cooking Cauliflower Rice On A Frying Pan

When the cauliflower rice is fully cooked, add salt and pepper to taste.  You can also add some minced fresh garlic and Parmesan cheese – delicious!

How To Freeze Cauliflower Rice

How To Freeze Cauliflower Rice

You can make a huge batch of cauliflower rice and freeze it for later!  Cauliflower rice freezes very well. If you’d like to freeze cauliflower rice, freeze it RAW.  You will cook it later when you are ready to eat it.

To freeze cauliflower rice, put raw cauliflower rice (straight from the food processor) into a freezer Ziploc bag.  Squeeze the air out and put in a freezer.

To cook cauliflower rice from frozen, you don’t even need to defrost it.  Just dump the whole block of frozen cauliflower rice onto a frying pan with a little oil, turn the heat to medium and cover the frying pan.  Open the lid after 5 minutes and stir the cauliflower rice.  Taste it to see if it’s cooked to desired doneless, and stir-fry for a few more minutes if desired.  Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Easy Cauliflower Rice

If you like this amazing healthy cauliflower rice, you will love these other easy healthy recipes:

Grain Free Banana Pancakes – these amazing pancakes have just 3 ingredients and zero grains! This is a staple clean eating recipe!

Paleo Banana Pancakes

Spicy Curried Cauliflower – this epic cauliflower is rubbed with olive oil and curry spice mix and baked WHOLE in the oven!

Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower – this healthy baked cauliflower is so full of flavor! Browned, crispy and yummy!

Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake – a chocolate cake that’s actually good for you! Gluten-free and free from refined sugar, cooks in a microwave in 90 seconds!

Best Ever Keto Bread – made in 90 seconds in a microwave, has no grains and no carbs and tastes like real bread! It’s like a miracle!

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Easy Cauliflower Rice Recipe

This cauliflower rice is so easy to make and so delicious! Cauliflower rice is so healthy and yummy, you'll never miss the real rice!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Put the cauliflower florets in a food processor fitted with a shredder disk. Process until all the cauliflower is shredded.
  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the cauliflower rice and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
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