How to Make Cauliflower Rice. Easy instructions and recipes to make and freeze this healthy side dish.
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3 Easy Steps to Make Cauliflower Rice

Make this healthy, low-carb alternative to rice by following these 3 easy steps to make cauliflower rice.
Course Sides
Cuisine Canadian, American, Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 25kcal
Author Flavour & Savour

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • 1 - 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

OR Cauliflower Rice with sautéd peppers and onions

  • 1 or 2 green onions, or fresh herbs, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 finely chopped bell pepper
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

OR Spanish Style Cauliflower Rice

  • med shallot, finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Instructions

  • Remove leaves and tough inner core from cauliflower with a sharp knife.
  • Roughly chop cauliflower into florets and place in food processor.
  • Pulse until it has the consistency of rice or couscous.
  • Freeze for later use at this point or cook, as follows:
  • Heat oil in a skillet with a lid over medium heat.
  • Add cauliflower, stir to coat with oil and release some of the moisture.
  • Cover and cook for up to 5 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and no longer tastes raw.
  • To make Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice:  Add cilantro and lime juice and cook for a minute or two more without a lid. 
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  • OR If using the bell peppers and onions , sauté these in the skillet first before adding the cauliflower. Cook until cauliflower is tender and no longer tastes raw.
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  • OR to make Spanish style, sauté 1 medium shallot in 1 tsp oil until transparent, add 1 clove minced garlic, 2 Tbsp. tomato paste, 2 Tbsp water (or just enough to thin the paste). Add cauliflower and cook over medium heat until liquid is absorbed and cauliflower is tender. Remove from heat. Add 2 Tbsp. minced cilantro, 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes and serve immediately. 
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Notes

I don't recommend cooking this cauliflower rice in a microwave as it retains too much moisture and becomes soggy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 25kcal