The Easy Way to Make Cauliflower Rice

Want to make cauliflower rice? It’s so easy and a delicious, low carb side dish that can be ready in under 10 minutes. Try this Easy Way to Make Cauliflower Rice.

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Are you trying to go grain free or Paleo, but miss eating rice?

I completely know how you feel. As an Asian-American, rice was basically one of the four basic food groups in my diet growing up. At least 1-2 meals a day included a small bowl of white rice. And boy, did I love my rice. I’d eat it for everything from curry to chili to fried chicken to hamburger steak (Salisbury steak).

Cauliflower Rice is a Delicious Grain Free Side

When my family first transitioned to a gluten free diet, I still ate rice a few days a week. But when I cut back on the grains, I was struggling to find a way to enjoy my rice without the grain and carbs.

Then I found out about cauliflower rice. It’s so simple to make, and I’ve adapted the tutorial with my own twist that I think you’ll really enjoy.

What to Serve with This Cauliflower Rice

You can use cauliflower rice as a substitute for white rice, brown rice, or even mashed potatoes. So anytime you serve up chili, pot roast, or stir-fry serve it up with cauliflower rice.

You can also use cauliflower rice to make gluten-free fried rice. It’s so delicious and a great way to make fried rice grain free. Here’s my favorite Gluten-Free Fried Rice recipe.

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A close up of cauliflower rice in a small bowl

Cauliflower Rice

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Want to make cauliflower rice? It's so easy and a delicious, low carb side dish that can be ready in under 10 minutes. Try this Easy Way to Make Cauliflower Rice.
5 from 37 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 107 kcal



  • Cut cauliflower into quarters or pieces small enough to fit into your blender.
  • Fill blender with filtered water and pulse for about 50-10 seconds. Don’t pulse too long. Cauliflower should be small enough to look like rice. Do not blend into a puree.
    before and after of cauliflower rice
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet to medium heat. Add lard or ghee, onion and garlic. Saute for about 1 minute.
  • Add cauliflower rice and bone broth. Cook for about 5-6 minutes or until tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper.


Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 47mgPotassium: 450mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 70.8mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 0.6mg
Keyword cauliflower sides, low carb rice
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        1. Yes, you can drain it. When you cook it, there may be some water in the pan – that’s just from the cauliflower itself. You can drain that as well.