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How To Make Cauliflower Rice(2 Ways)

Cauliflower rice recipe is very simple to make, so let's learn how to make cauliflower rice with two easy preparation techniques. It's a perfect substitute for rice and is keto, low-carb, and paleo-friendly.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower rice, cauliflower rice recipes, gobi rice
Diet Keto, Low Carb, Vegan
Method Blender/Food Processor
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 80kcal


  • 1 medium head cauliflower makes 2-3 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash cauliflower thoroughly, pat dry with a towel, and then remove the green parts.
  • 1. Food Processor
    Firstly, separate cauliflower into 1-2 inch florets. Add 2 cups of florets or halfway through the processor. Pulse the cauliflower till small rice-like grains are formed.
    Mince or grate florets with the help of a grater or food processor to resemble fine rice or semolina.
    Grating using food processor collage
  • 2. Grater
    Firstly, separate cauliflower into florets, preferably bigger size, so that it's easier to grate. Using the box grater with medium-sized holes, grate florets to resemble fine rice or couscous.
    step to grate vegetable using grater collage
  • In a large skillet or pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil, then add the cauliflower rice and saute for 2 minutes, cover with a lid, and cook on medium-low heat for another 2-3 minutes or till tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve Hot.


Storage + How to freeze Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice can be made in advance and it can be kept for up to three days in the refrigerator in an airtight container, and it can be frozen for up to 1 month by freezing individual portions in freezer resistant containers or Ziploc freezer bags.Just defrost for 10 minutes before cooking.
Note:Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 71.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg