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How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Learn to make cauliflower rice at home. It's easy to prepare, and fresher than buying it premade at stores. This great low carb vegetable is a perfect base for stews, curries, and stir fries! 3 Net Carbs Per Serving
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower rice, how to make cauliflower rice, keto rice, low carb rice
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 33kcal


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash the cauliflower thoroughly before preparing rice.
  • Chop or pull the cauliflower apart into florets. Smaller pieces will chop more evenly in the food processor.
  • Add florets to a food processor, and pulse until broken down into rice sized grains.
  • To prepare rice, heat oil in a skillet over high heat. Add the cauliflower rice, and stir fry for 4-7 minutes, until heated through. Using high heat is necessary to keep the rice from getting watery.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and serve with stews, curries, or stir fries.
  • Store uncooked cauliflower rice in the refrigerator in an air tight container for 5-7 days.



Be sure to evenly process the cauliflower into rice sized grains. Using grains that are too big or too small means the rice won't have the right texture.
Add seasonings or spices to make this your own!
  • fresh lime and chopped cilantro
  • lemon juice and fresh herbs
  • cumin, chili powder, and chopped tomatoes


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg