The Best Ever Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Jun 14, 2021, Updated Dec 31, 2022
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The Best Ever Cauliflower Rice Recipe – delicious easy low carb rice that is quick and easy to prepare and packed with rich buttery flavor even picky eaters love!
This easy cauliflower rice is a complete knockout – great in salads, bowls, and alongside dinners you’d normally add rice to.
It is very low in carbs and calories, but with a rich buttery flavor – you’re going to love it!
You can use store bought pre-riced cauliflower, or use chopped cauliflower florets or a whole cauliflower head – this recipe is incredibly versatile.
We hope you love this recipe as much as we do.
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How to Rice Cauliflower
If you can’t grab a bag of riced cauliflower from your grocery store (which does make this recipe much faster and easier, but can add to the cost), you can easily rice cauliflower at home.
To rice cauliflower, rough chop cauliflower florets and stems in a food processor until you have small bits.
Make sure to chop, don’t blend.
Is Cauliflower Rice Low Carb?
This recipe for cauliflower rice is low carb diet compatible and keto diet approved, as we’re using whole, fresh cauliflower that has not been processed.
Eating fresh, healthy, whole foods is a great way to feed your family – regardless of your diet or eating plan.
We designed this recipe to be adaptable to any herbs or spices you’d like to add to the recipe, but please consider the carb count of anything you add if using a pre-mixed spice packet like taco seasoning or ranch dressing powder.
How To Cook Cauliflower Without Smell
Cauliflower, and all cruciferous vegetables, can give off a bitter, funky smell when you cook them – so we’re adding some acid from lemon juice to help combat the funky aroma cauliflower can give off.
Baking in the oven also helps to reduce cauliflower cooking smells by slow-roasting, giving it a nice nutty aroma, instead of a bitter smell.
Other Cauliflower Recipes You’ll Love
If you love this delicious easy cauliflower rice recipe, check out some of our other cauliflower packed dishes that will get even the pickiest of eaters asking for more!
You can find our entire cauliflower recipe archives here.
What to Serve With Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower rice goes will all sorts of main dishes and sides – but we love serving it with tasty low carb dishes like our famous baked pork tenderloin, air fryer chicken drumsticks, Easy Skillet Balsamic Chicken, Sheet Pan Mojo Chicken and Fajita Vegetables, Steak & Sriracha Lettuce Wraps, or delicious prime rib!
Check out some of our favorites below:
You can see our complete keto recipe archives here.
Cauliflower rice can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
The Best Ever Cauliflower Rice
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- 1 cauliflower, bag pearled cauliflower or 1 head diced finely
- 2 tbsp olive oil or butter
- 1 tbsp garlic powder (you can also use garlic salt, but if you do, do not use additional salt or salted butter)
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large baking dish, add cauliflower and smooth to make an even spread across pan.
- Drizzle olive oil or melted butter, lemon juice, garlic, and salt over top.
- Bake at 350 for 35 minutes until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
- Serve and enjoy, or let cool and use for meal prep!
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 106Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 5mgSodium 1208mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 4g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.
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