How to Make Cauliflower Rice Plus 12 Cauliflower Rice Recipes

Learning how to make cauliflower rice gives you a good gluten free, low carb side for your favorite protein or more vegetables. Cauliflower rice is gluten free, vegan, paleo, and Whole30 friendly. I also have 12 cauliflower rice recipes to get you started!

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It seems like everyone is watching their carb intake these days, as well as doing their best to avoid processed food. A great way to limit your carbs while adding a tasty side to your meal is by learning how to make cauliflower rice.

In limiting my carbs, I sometimes feel like things are missing from my plate, not to mention my stomach.

A piece of fish next to a random vegetable or two, has me thinking about satisfying snacks before my dinner plate even hits the dishwasher.

Then cauliflower "rice" entered my life. Yes, the air quotes made me nervous too. I won't say that this tastes like rice, but I will say that I actually think it tastes even better.

This gluten free recipe only includes ground up cauliflower. There are no processed ingredients included or names you can’t pronounce to add, or digest.

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After one too many buerre blancs while living in Paris, I would take my little hand grater and go to town on a head of cauliflower, and sometimes the tops of my fingers. Then I'd just cook it up with some spices and finally my fish had a nice healthy pillow to lay its head and gills.

The key for me is making sure to cook the cauliflower rice enough. Mushy rice, no thank you.

So be sure not to overcrowd the pan and have a little patience. When I don't have either of those, I take the lid of a pot and place it right on top of the cauliflower so not only does it cook well, but it also browns and develops some crispy bits which I like on any plate.

Texture is important. I'd much rather chew my food than slide it through my teeth like baby food.

Cauliflower Rice Recipes

There's a ton of iterations and different versions of cauliflower rice that you can play with using a variety of spices and proteins. Here are some of my favorites healthy cauliflower rice recipes:

There’s so many uses for this low carb vegetable. It all starts with knowing how to make cauliflower rice.

Luckily, it couldn’t be easier!

How to make cauliflower rice - gluten free, paleo, vegan, Whole30 | #cauliflower #cauliflowerrice #lowcarb #vegan #paleo #whole30

How to Make Cauliflower Rice
{Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Whole30}


  • 1 large head of cauliflower

  • 1 cup of chopped white onions

  • 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil, ghee or other oil of your choosing

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Coarsely chop cauliflower before placing in a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower is broken down into a rice-like shape, but don't over-process to mush.

  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Once warm, add onions and cook until translucent, then add the cauliflower. Stir while seasoning with salt and pepper, but don't over do it since when it cooks down, the flavors will intensify. You can always add more at the end.

  3. Turn heat to medium and cover the cauliflower with a lid and let it cook for approximately 10 minutes. Stir at the 5 minute mark or if you smell any browning, but not too early as you do want the cauliflower to develop some color. Cook until the desired texture is reached.

  4. Adjust season as necessary.

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