Homemade Cauliflower Rice

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How to make cauliflower rice (or “riced cauliflower”) at home.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice - Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals.

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Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals. There are several ways that you can make this side dish, but I find that roasting it gives it the best flavor and texture.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice from Fresh Cauliflower

Alternatively, you can simmer it in water and drain it when it is finished, but it has a much softer texture and holds a great deal of moisture that way.

Roasting the cauliflower rice gives it an almost nutty taste, and it keeps a firmer texture, much more like grain rice.

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I use cauliflower rice (or riced cauliflower) as a substitution for any recipe that calls for rice, but I want a low-carb and grain-free alternative.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice - Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals.

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To make the cauliflower rice, you will need:

  • cauliflower
  • ghee (or coconut oil)
  • sea salt
  • knife
  • food processor
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper or a silicone mat

To begin, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Cut the florets from your cauliflower head, discarding the hard stems.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice - Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals.

You will use your food processor to “rice” the cauliflower. You can do this one of two ways.

First, you can used the grater attachment and grate the florets. Or, you can use the blade attachment and pulse the cauliflower florets until it is a rice consistency.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice - Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals.

If using the grater method, you may get a few longer pieces in the “rice.” If you use the blade, you’ll want to work in batches. Choose the method you prefer.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice - Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals.

Put the riced cauliflower in a bowl and drizzle it with melted ghee and sprinkle with some sea salt. Stir to combine.

Spread the “rice” out on a lined baking sheet.

Bake the cauliflower for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cauliflower just begins to get the slightest touches of golden here and there. Stir the cauliflower half way through baking.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice - Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals.

Season and serve as you like.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice - Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals.

This version of Cauliflower Rice is very light and fluffy, making it a great replacement for rice in many recipes.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice - Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals.

Make this for your family as a great way to add more veggies to the supper table.

How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice - Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals.

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How to Make Homemade Cauliflower Rice - Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals.

Homemade Cauliflower Rice

WholesomeSkillet.com | Constance Smith
Cauliflower Rice is a great, low-carb alternative to rice in your meals. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Sides

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 Tb ghee - melted (or coconut oil, butter)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut the florets from your cauliflower head, discarding the hard stems.
  • You will use your food processor to "rice" the cauliflower. You can do this one of two ways. First, you can used the grater attachment and grate the florets. Or, you can use the blade attachment and pulse the cauliflower florets until it is a rice consistency. If using the grater method, you may get a few longer pieces in the "rice." If you use the blade, you’ll want to work in batches. Choose the method you prefer.
  • Put the riced cauliflower in a bowl.
  • Drizzle in the melted ghee and sprinkle with the sea salt.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Spread the "rice" out on a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake the cauliflower for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cauliflower just begins to get the slightest touches of golden here and there. Stir the cauliflower half way through baking.
  • Season and serve as you like, or add it to a dish as a rice replacement.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 312mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3g

NOTE: All nutritional information is autogenerated and estimated, exactness is not guaranteed.

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