Cauliflower Rice

10 minutes
7 minutes to 9 minutes
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This is our estimate based on online research.
Fat:4 g
Carbohydrates:4 g
Protein:0 g
Calculated per serving.

Serves: 4

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Rinse cauliflower under cool water and pat dry.
  2. Using a cheese grater, grate the cauliflower to a coarse texture (approximately the size of rice grains). Using a food processor to pulse the cauliflower to desired texture works as well.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Sauté the onion and garlic for 3–4 minutes, or until the onion is relatively translucent.
  5. Add in the cauliflower rice and continue to sauté for 4–5 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

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  1. Primal Newbie
    April 18, 2012

    The Cauliflower Rice went really well with the Beef w/Broccoli in the Entree section. I grated the cauliflower in the food processor which is very fast.

  2. teabagginit
    May 14, 2012

    This is great! My friends and family love it! It fools most people- they think it’s rice. Thanks for a great, easy recipe!

  3. teabagginit
    August 4, 2012

    This worked great and produced soft, rice-like texture! I took it in an Asian spin and used shallots and ginger. I paired it with the Asian Beef Kabobs and it was perfect!

  4. August 20, 2012

    I used the idea of cauliflower rice to make an awesome Chicken Fried “Rice.” Family loved it. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

  5. Ashley
    August 23, 2012

    I love this recipe. I added some dried thyme and really loved the flavor it added.

  6. JC
    November 21, 2012

    Awesome recipe! Now I dont miss anymore rice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Charlie Golf
    February 4, 2013

    This recipe is the first cauliflower rice recipe I’ve ever liked. The results are very good.

    I’ve tried several others and have never been satisfied with the results. This one, on the other hand, was devoured by the non-veggie eaters in the family and one of the kids (a carboholic) even asked for more “rice.”

  8. Pam957
    May 1, 2013

    This is the first time that I’ve made cauliflower rice. I was very skeptical, but I loved it! The only thing I did differently was to add some sliced green onion and chopped pecans the last few minutes. Loved it.

  9. lyndsybrooke
    September 8, 2013

    My husband and I are just starting to introduce ourselves to Paleo eating. This was pretty good, even for someone who ate lots of rice, like, yesterday. It’s definitely not rice, but I could see how this would be a totally suitable replacement. Mine got watery at the end of cooking, but by the next day, the leftovers were not watery at all and much better. So I think I will drain it next time before serving if it goes watery on me again. The basic flavor is great – I doubled the garlic (we love it), used olive oil and added sliced green onions and pecans like the previous poster — and that was a great suggestion! Served with grilled leg of lamb topped with tomatoes and olives.

  10. fayster
    September 28, 2014

    Had this tonight and it was great! I used shallots instead of onion because that’s what I had. Thanks!

  11. lizndill
    October 7, 2014

    JUST finished dinner – LOVED it! Very simple yet delish. Love the other poster ideas! I made a satay style chicken and served that over the “rice”. Will def me making this a regular. Thank you!

  12. BlueBull
    October 9, 2014

    Can’t wait to try this tonight. Been following the Dr Ozz diet for three weeks and miss my rice and pasta.

  13. BlueBull
    October 10, 2014

    Deliciously addictive. Added some chilli powder for a little kick as well as mixed herbs for flavour and parsley for colour. Guilt free rice.

  14. Jackie Wilke
    Jackie Wilke
    January 15, 2015

    Better than real rice!!!!!

  15. ajbprimal21
    January 21, 2015

    I seriously cannot believe that my husband just at that “rice” and had NO IDEA it wasn’t actual rice. How is that possible? He hates cauliflower! Love this!

  16. Melila
    January 22, 2015

    I tried this last night and I genuinely loved it! I’m really struggling with carb withdrawal and to have chicken curry with rice was just the ultimate comfort food but without any of the guilt 🙂 thanks so much for this incredible recipe, this is a life-changer.

  17. Carol127
    September 5, 2015

    I made this last night for an alternative to steamed (boring) cauliflower, it was so good and easy. I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes. I’m trying to live and eat healthier and I think Primal Palate will be my go to source for recipes. Thank you

  18. canchaser7
    September 21, 2015

    Tried this and it was OK. Might have to find some other seasoning that will go well with this. Would not definitely make this all the time.

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