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Homemade Cauliflower Rice from Fresh Cauliflower

How to make cauliflower rice (or “riced cauliflower”) at home.

Riced Cauliflower from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals. There are several ways that you can make this side dish, but I find that roasting it gives it the best flavor and texture.

Alternatively, you can simmer it in water and drain it when it is finished, but it has a much softer texture and holds a great deal of moisture that way.

Roasting the cauliflower rice gives it an almost nutty taste, and it keeps a firmer texture, much more like grain rice.

head of cauliflower

How Do You Use This?

I use cauliflower rice (or riced cauliflower) as a substitution for any recipe that calls for rice, but I want a low-carb and grain-free alternative.

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To make the cauliflower rice, you will need:

  • cauliflower
  • ghee (or coconut oil)
  • sea salt
  • knife
  • food processor
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper or a silicone mat

To begin, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Cut the florets from your cauliflower head, discarding the hard stems.

cauliflower cut in sections

You will use your food processor to “rice” the cauliflower. You can do this one of two ways.

First, you can used the grater attachment and grate the florets. Or, you can use the blade attachment and pulse the cauliflower florets until it is a rice consistency.

cauliflower in food processor

If using the grater method, you may get a few longer pieces in the “rice.” If you use the blade, you’ll want to work in batches. Choose the method you prefer.

shredded cauliflower in food processor

Put the riced cauliflower in a bowl and drizzle it with melted ghee and sprinkle with some sea salt. Stir to combine.

Spread the “rice” out on a lined baking sheet.

Bake the cauliflower for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cauliflower just begins to get the slightest touches of golden here and there. Stir the cauliflower half way through baking.

riced cauliflower on baking sheet

Season and serve as you like.

Cauliflower Rice from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

This version of Cauliflower Rice is very light and fluffy, making it a great replacement for rice in many recipes.

Cauliflower Rice from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

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Homemade Cauliflower Rice

Homemade Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 Tb ghee, melted (or coconut oil, butter)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut the florets from your cauliflower head, discarding the hard stems.
  3. You will use your food processor to "rice" the cauliflower. You can do this one of two ways. First, you can used the grater attachment and grate the florets. Or, you can use the blade attachment and pulse the cauliflower florets until it is a rice consistency. If using the grater method, you may get a few longer pieces in the "rice." If you use the blade, you'll want to work in batches. Choose the method you prefer.
  4. Put the riced cauliflower in a bowl.
  5. Drizzle in the melted ghee and sprinkle with the sea salt.
  6. Stir to combine.
  7. Spread the "rice" out on a lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake the cauliflower for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cauliflower just begins to get the slightest touches of golden here and there. Stir the cauliflower half way through baking.
  9. Season and serve as you like, or add it to a dish as a rice replacement.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

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