Love rice but not the carbs? Try this easy Cauliflower rice recipe for a low carb alternative to rice that is easy and delicious!
Cauliflower rice recipe
Rice is always a great side dish but if you are eating keto or low carb, it won’t work. The solution? This amazing cauliflower rice recipe. It really is fabulous!
Now, I have had several skeptical people try this cauliflower rice and they have all been very surprised by how delicious it actually is. It isn’t your normal rice, but you will be surprised by how much you love it.
In fact, there are several meals that my husband and I now prefer cauliflower rice over regular rice.
We love to use this cauliflower rice in my Taco Rice Casserole. I just toss it in raw and it is so delicious. No one even misses the carbs! I wouldn’t microwave it for this recipe though. Just toss it in raw.
The entire family loves Crockpot Taco Rice Soup and cauliflower rice is amazing in this recipe too! Another favorite is this Crockpot Stuffed pepper soup.
We actually prefer the cauliflower rice over the regular rice! It is seriously so amazing! You might also want to try this easy Cheesy Cauliflower Recipe. Yum!
What is cauliflower rice?
It is a really delicious and easy alternative to rice. You will be amazed how tasty cauliflower can taste.
Give this a try!
Are some of you trying to eat heathier like me? I am trying not to just diet, but instead plan for healthier meals.
One of the things my family has now incorporated into our dinners is Cauliflower Rice. This cauliflower rice recipe is so easy, it is hard to even call it a recipe.
How to rice cauliflower:
You will just need a head of cauliflower. You can use food processor like this, or you can even use an inexpensive food chopper.
In a matter of minutes your fresh cauliflower is chopped up into a “rice”. It does not take long at all to do this if you want to make your own cauliflower rice.
Ingredients for the best cauliflower rice:
- 1 Head of Cauliflower
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
How to make cauliflower rice:
Coarsely chunk the cauliflower into pieces. Place in a food processor or food chopper until a “rice mixture forms”.
It is that easy!
How to cook cauliflower rice:
Dump this rice into a microwave safe dish with a lid. Season lightly with garlic salt and pepper.
Microwave for 5 minutes with the lid on. It is so quick and easy!
Serve with your favorite dish.
How to season cauliflower rice.
Seasoning cauliflower rice is actually very easy. See How to Season Cauliflower Rice for all our easy ideas.
This cauliflower rice recipe is that easy!
However, it tastes great and works well to replace your regular rice in any of your recipes. If the thought of loosing all of your rice scares you mix it in with your brown rice. My kids didn’t even notice it when we did it.
We have also put this cauliflower rice in our soups instead of regular rice and our kids didn’t even question us. I loved it because I was adding a vegetable into our meal where we normally wouldn’t have it.
Once you try cooked cauliflower rice, you will see how easy it is. It only takes a few minutes to turn a head of cauliflower or cauliflower florets into delicious cooked cauliflower rice.
Try this side dish for a great recipe. It is one of our favorite cauliflower rice recipes and gluten free. You can use this to make fried rice in stir fries with a little olive oil.
The ideas are endless and your entire family will enjoy it. My kids were hesitant at first but really loved it once they tried it.
Let us know how it turns out for you! It is really so good and very easy to make!
Skip takeout and enjoy Cauliflower fried rice recipe at home.
Here are some recipes you could try it in:
- Taco Rice Casserole – I wouldn’t microwave it for this recipe though. Just toss it in raw.
- Crockpot Taco Rice Soup – we love it in this recipe.
- Crockpot Stuffed pepper soup is another one where I prefer the cauliflower rice over the regular rice!
This is a simple gluten free side dish. See more Gluten Free Side Dishes Recipes.
Print this cauliflower rice recipe below:
- 1 head Cauliflower
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- Coarsely chunk the cauliflower into pieces.
- Place in a food processor or food chopper until a “rice mixture forms”.
- Dump this rice into a microwave safe dish with a lid.
- Season lightly with garlic salt and pepper.
- Microwave for 5 minutes with the lid on.
- Serve with your favorite dish.
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Try these other easy side dish recipes:
- Grilled Zucchini Foil Packs Recipe
- Easy Roasted Zucchini and Squash
- Easy Recipe on how to Grill Corn on the Cob
- Balsamic Grilled Zucchini
- Parmesan Pasta – Easy 2 Ingredient Side Dish
- Grilled Zucchini Spears
- Vegetable Foil Pack Recipe
- Grilled Zucchini with Teriyaki Sauce
Try these other Keto Recipes:
- Low Carb Pizza Chicken
- Grilled Cauliflower Steaks Recipe
- Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
- Easy Salsa Chicken Skillet
- Low Carb Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Soup
- Keto Street Tacos Recipe
- 40 Easy Keto Dinner Ideas
- Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet Dinner
- Low Carb Cheddar Biscuits Recipe
- The Best Keto Snacks
i don’t have a microwave. how can i do this on the stove top or oven?
Yes, you can. Just add some water, and steam it slightly in the a pan with a lid. It should still only take a few minutes. Come back and let me know how you like it.
I loved the cauliflower rice. Everyone should try it.
They really should – it is delicious.
I make cauliflower rice, freeze in portions for my family. Then heat in butter in frying pan along with chopped onion, peppers, garlic and herbs ,whatever you like. Eat with a bit of soy sauce. Just another way to cook it.
Love those ideas! Thanks for sharing!