cauliflower rice

cauliflower rice

The cauliflower exploration continues at dollop of zest! This week we went in a different direction from cauliflower alfredo sauce but the results are just as tasty and you’ll love the versatility of this cauliflower rice! Not only is cauliflower rice a nice side for meat or fish but it makes a tasty base for chili and “bowls”, works as a great layer in burritos, and the list goes on. And it’s super quick to make so it’s a perfect weeknight go to.

cauliflower for cauliflower rice

prep that’s as easy (and fast) as 1-2-3

  1. Remove the leaves, trim the base of the stem off the cauliflower and cut the cauliflower into small-ish pieces that will fit into your chopping device
  2. Place cauliflower pieces in a food processor (or chopper) and chop until cauliflower pieces turn into a rice texture. Be conscious of the texture and check frequently once it’s getting close to avoid over chopping
  3. Finely chop an onion

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raw onions for cauliflower rice


Pour olive oil (or your oil of choice) into a pan and add the chopped onion. Sauté the onion, stirring a few times, until it turns golden brown. Once the onion is brown add the riced cauliflower and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Sauté over a low heat, stirring regularly to avoid sticking, until the cauliflower rice turns light brown and is fully cooked.

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Remove cauliflower rice from the pan and serve immediately.

cauliflower rice
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Serves: 4-6 servings
  • cauliflower - 1 medium head
  • onion - 1 medium
  • olive oil - 2 tablespoons
  • salt and pepper
  1. trim cauliflower, remove leaves and stem
  2. cut cauliflower into small pieces
  3. put cauliflower pieces into food processor
  4. chop until "rice" texture
  5. set aside
  6. chop onion into fine pieces
  7. pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a large sauté pan
  8. add chopped onion to pan
  9. sauté onion until brown
  10. add "riced" cauliflower to pan
  11. stir and add salt and pepper to taste
  12. stir frequently and sauté "riced" cauliflower until golden brown


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