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How to Make Cauliflower Rice
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower Rice
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 23 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
4.88 from 31 votes
  • 1 or more head(s) of organic cauliflower
  • food processor or hand-held grater
  • sandwich size freezer bags
To Make The Cauliflower Rice:
  1. Grab cauliflower and make sure there are no brown or black spots on it. If so, remove with a paring knife.

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  2. Rip the leaves off of the bottom.

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  3. Cut the cauliflower in half and cut the florets off from core until you are left with just the core.

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  4. Discard the core and break up the florets into somewhat evenly sized pieces.

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  5. Place florets in bowl of food processor in batches. Process until evenly chopped but not completely pulverized.

  6. Remove rice to a large bowl and continue processing florets in batches until all florets are "riced". Alternately, you could use a hand grater but I imagine it would take quite a bit of time. Grab a measuring cup (I like to freeze 2 cup portions) and some sandwich sized bags (preferably freezer bags even though I took a picture of the non-freezer ones.)

  7. Once you fill your baggies, press the cauliflower flat to be sure to remove the excess air and make storing in the freezer easier.

Cooking Tips:
  1. If preparing the cauliflower rice from frozen, I suggest removing from the freezer and leaving on the counter to soften and defrost a bit while you cook whatever you are planning on serving it with.
Oven Cooking Method (My Favorite!)
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Spread cauliflower rice out on one or more baking sheets (depending on how much you have) into a single layer. Don't make yourself crazy about the single layer thing, you just don't want to crowd the pan or it will steam and remain moist. Bake for 15 minutes, flipping the "rice" at least 1x. Remove, serve and Enjoy!

Frying Pan Method:
  1. Heat a small amount of olive oil or coconut oil in a non-stick pan over medium high heat and add cauliflower rice.
  2. I like to "dry fry" it to remove as much of the moisture as possible. Make sure to season with salt, pepper and another complimentary spice if possible. Enjoy!

Servings per cauliflower depend on size

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Cauliflower Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 23
% Daily Value*
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 286mg8%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 46.2mg56%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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