Keto friendy riced cauliflower is quick and easy to prepare. No wonder it’s a staple on low carb diets. Here’s how to make cauliflower rice the easy way.
Cauliflower is one of those low carb vegetables that’s super versatile. Low carbers have found ways to disguise things that are forbidden on the diet using it.
You’ll find low carb pizza crust, a faux fried rice, and more made from riced cauliflower. And, cooked cauliflower that is processed well with butter, cream, garlic, and cheese makes a great substitute for mashed garlic potatoes.
A lot of people don’t know how to make cauliflower rice. But, it’s super easy if you have a food processor. So, if you don’t have one, I’d recommend buying one as it’s the best way to shred cheese and zucchini too.
However, it’s not essential to rice your own head of cauliflower. Most grocery stores these days also sell riced cauliflower in the produce section.
I use the grating blade on my food processor to make riced cauliflower. Once finely grated in the processor, I put it in a covered glass Pyrex casserole dish and microwave it for about 5 minutes.
There’s no need to add water to the dish as there’s plenty in the fresh cauliflower that steams it in the microwave. It’s literally just taking riced cauliflower, placing it in a covered microwavable dish, then cooking for a few minutes on high.
Now that you know how to make cauliflower rice, how will you serve it? There are so many things you can do with riced cauliflower, it’s impossible to list them all!
I just discovered a recipe using cauliflower rice that is so good my 13-year-old daughter ate it without detecting that it contained a vegetable she would never eat.
My daughter is extremely picky and hates just about every vegetable known to man. But, she loves the quick riced cauliflower with cheese and bacon that I whip up in the microwave.
Even when she was a baby, she would spit out the mashed vegetables I tried to feed her. Skinned cut apples are one of the few fruits she eats.
I’ve also been able to get her to eat blueberries and grapes. However, vegetables are something she rarely touches so I knew I found a great recipe when my daughter told me how delicious the cauliflower rice concoction smelled when it was cooking.
She also rushed to try a piece when it came out and told me that I should make it more often. That amazing recipe is the ever popular cauliflower pizza recipe with pepperoni and cheese!
For now, I will post the basic tried and true method on how to make cauliflower rice the easy way. If you don’t have a grating blade, the cauliflower can be chopped fine by pulsing in the processor or just cut by hand or use a hand grater.
Or, just buy a bag of pre-riced cauliflower in the produce section. I’ve even seen it sold mixed with riced broccoli. That’s a nice mix too if you are looking to change things up.
And, if you find yourself with too much riced cauliflower leftover, I’ve got a solution for that too. I put together a collection of easy and delicious recipes using riced cauliflower.
What’s your favorite way to eat cauli rice? Do you eat it plain, fry it up, or use it as an ingredient in a favorite low carb recipe?
How to Make Cauliflower Rice
Quick Cauliflower Rice
- 1 head cauliflower grated or finely chopped
Place grated or finely chopped cauliflower in a covered microwave dish. Microwave about 5 minutes or until just tender.
Makes about 10 servings at 1/2 cup each
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 65%
Calcium 2% • Iron 2%