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3 Simple Cauliflower Rice Recipes

Karen Frazier
Homemade Organic Raw Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is a lower-carb, lower-starch alternative to rice. It's also easy to make and incorporate into various recipes. These recipes and variations for cauliflower rice will show you just how easy and delicious it can be.

Basic Cauliflower Rice Recipe

You can make cauliflower rice using either a box grater or a food processor. This recipe makes approximately 8 ½-cup servings.

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower, green parts removed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Food Processor Instructions

  1. Break the cauliflower into individual florets.
  2. Place the florets in a food processor fitted with a chopping blade.
  3. Pulse for 10 to 20 one-second pulses, until the cauliflower is finely chopped and resembles rice.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium high until it shimmers.
  5. Add the cauliflower and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about five minutes.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Box Grater Instructions

  1. Grate the cauliflower on the large-holed side of a box grater.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium-high until it shimmers.
  3. Add the cauliflower and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about five minutes.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Blender bowl with freshly prepared cauliflower rice and spices on yellow background

Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

Give your cauliflower rice an Asian flare with this low-carb shrimp fried rice cauliflower recipe.

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger root
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • ½ cup peas
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups cooked cauliflower rice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium-high until it shimmers.
  2. Add the scallions, carrot, and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about five minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp and peas and cook, stirring, until the shrimp is pink, about five minutes more.
  4. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the eggs and cook, stirring, until the eggs set, about two minutes.
  6. Add the cauliflower rice, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Cook, stirring, for two minutes more or until heated through.
Fried Rice with shrimp

Keto Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto

If you love risotto but you're on a low-carb or keto diet, then this warm and satisfying cauliflower rice recipe will is a yummy substitute.

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil or fat
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon chopped, fresh thyme
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 3 cups cooked cauliflower rice

  • ½ cup shredded asiago cheese

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil on medium-high until it shimmers.
  2. Add the onion, mushrooms, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about five minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the heavy cream and cook, stirring, until it simmers.
  5. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for two minutes.
  6. Stir in the cheese, salt, and pepper.
Italian risotto with porcini mushrooms and fresh thyme in a black plate on a grey background

Cauliflower Makes a Tasty Rice Alternative

Whether you eat a keto diet, a paleo diet, a low-carb diet, or you're just trying to incorporate more veggies into your meals, cauliflower rice is the perfect solution. It's also quicker and easier to make than rice, so give it a try.

3 Simple Cauliflower Rice Recipes