Easy Cauliflower Rice

I actually meant to post this recipe a couple of weeks ago, but got distracted by things like my bachelorette party and my unfortunate bout with food poisoning.  Since I am finally able to enjoy food again, I figured it was high time I shared this easy cauliflower rice recipe.

Easy Cauliflower RiceWhile I love cauliflower mashed potatoes, they can be a little more time intensive since you have to boil your cauliflower for awhile and then puree it until the consistency is nice and smooth.  With this easy cauliflower rice recipe all you need to do is chop and grate your cauliflower, saute in a pan and then let it rest for about 10 minutes.

Easy Cauliflower Rice BowlI’ve made this a few times and it’s quickly becoming a part of our weekly dinner rotation.

Easy Cauliflower Rice (inspired by Nom Nom Paleo)


1 head of cauliflower, chopped

2 shallots, chopped

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp coconut aminos

Salt and Pepper to taste


Add your olive oil and shallots to a skillet and saute over low heat until the shallots are caramelized.

Rinse and chop your cauliflower into manageable pieces.  Using a box grater, grate your cauliflower so the pieces come out small like rice.  You can also do this in a food processor, but I find using a grater works just as well.

Once your cauliflower is grated, pat the pieces down with a paper towel to make sure all the excess moisture is removed.  Place your cauliflower pieces in the skillet along with your shallots.

Easy Cauliflower Rice PanAdd your coconut aminos, salt and pepper to the skillet and stir gently.  Cover your skillet for 10 minutes so the “rice” has time to fluff up.

I’ve had this rice with stir fry and with meatballs and find it a great low-carb addition to any meal!  Of course if you aren’t allergic to soy, you can swap soy sauce instead of the coconut aminos, but I personally think the coconut aminos give the cauliflower rice a nice flavor.  I also think adding some bacon fat to the rice would be an excellent idea.

Easy Cauliflower Rice MeatballsSo now that I’ve made cauliflower mash and rice, I’ll have to give cauliflower pizza a try next!

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