25 Cauliflower Rice Recipes 25 Cauliflower Rice Recipes
June 27, 2019
by Olena

25 Cauliflower Rice Recipes

by Olena

Bowl with Thai cauliflower rice.

25 Cauliflower Rice Recipes

What to do with cauliflower rice? You have arrived to the best collection of cauliflower rice recipes on the web! Healthy, low carb and tasty cauliflower rice recipe ideas – Mexican, vegan, Indian, meal prep, with chicken and many others like classic cauliflower fried rice.

You might have some questions about cauliflower rice before you get cooking. Let’s go over them.

FAQs About Cauliflower Rice

What is the best way to cook cauliflower rice?

I personally think on the stove. How do you make cauliflower rice on the stove? Quickly stir fry it, 3-4 minutes is all it needs. Remember it’s a vegetable not a rice. And like broccoli and zucchini it doesn’t taste good overcooked and mushy.

Can I roast cauliflower rice?

Yes. So, how do you roast cauliflower rice? Combine cauliflower rice with seasonings on a baking sheet, stir and bake in a preheated at 425 degrees F degrees oven for 30 minutes. Here is a great Parmesan roasted cauliflower rice recipe.

What can I add to cauliflower rice?

You can keep it vegan but frankly on its own cauliflower rice is not very filling. Here are a few protein and fat sources that you can add to cauliflower rice:

  • Chicken: Cubed raw or cooked shredded chicken.
  • Shrimp: Raw shrimp cooks fast, so it is ready at same time as riced cauliflower without making it mushy.
  • Beef: Any kind of steak tastes amazing with cauliflower. You have to sear it separately but it’s worth it.
  • Chickpeas: Super popular plant-based source of protein in vegan and Indian recipes using cauliflower rice. You can use canned and further roast them with spices. There are a few cool recipes below.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Toasted pumpkin seeds and pine nuts add so much flavor to otherwise bland cauliflower rice. Not to mention nutrition.

How many carbs are in cauliflower rice?

A million dollar question: “Is cauliflower good for losing weight?”. Well, compared to 1 cup even of brown rice, cauliflower rice contains 5 grams of carbs per 1 cup. 2 of those grams are carbs from fiber. So, yes it is low carb. Where as brown rice which is still a healthy alternative to white rice, contains 45 grams of carbs.

Overall, complex carbs are good carbs and are good for you. However, it is all about “energy in” and “energy out”. North American lifestyle is quite sedentary and we simply don’t move enough. Therefore often we need to consume less energy. Especially, people in the city.

How long does cauliflower rice last?

Store-bought cauliflower rice goes bad fast. I would say maximum it can last is 3 days refrigerated. That’s the bad news. But there are good news too.

Can I freeze cauliflower rice?

OMG YES! Please do as soon as you see it’s not making in your fridge. Or stock up at the store. And I have even more good news for you.

Do I have to thaw cauliflower rice before cooking?

NO. In fact, thawing cauliflower rice will make things worse. It will be a mushy watery disaster. Cooking from frozen adds 1-2 minutes to cooking time but no other changes.

Does Whole Foods have cauliflower rice?

Most grocery stores like Trader Joe’s, Fred Meyer, Costco, Whole Foods etc. sell fresh or frozen cauliflower rice now. You can also make your own. But time and I think the main difference between homemade and store-bought is that pre-made “rice” is made mainly with stems and not florets. Therefore it holds its shape better and is more coarse. But you can definitely make your own cauliflower rice.

How to make cauliflower rice?

Here is a great video tutorial how to make cauliflower rice.

Cauliflower Rice Recipes with Chicken

Cauliflower Rice Recipes with Chicken

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1. Chicken and Beans Cauliflower Rice

2. 15 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice by Eat Well 101

3. Spanish Chicken and Cauliflower Rice by Paleo Gluten Free Eats

4. Chicken Enchilada Cauliflower Rice Bowls by Recipe Runner

5. Thai Chicken Cauliflower Rice by Paleo Gluten Free Eats

6. Jambalaya by From A Chef’s Kitchen

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Recipes

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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7. Mexican Cauliflower Rice by My Food Story

8. Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

9. Mexican Cauliflower Rice with Cheesy Steak Roll Ups by Eat Well 101

10. Cilantro Lime Shrimp Foil Packs by Cooking Classy

Vegan Cauliflower Rice Recipes

Vegan Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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11. Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Skillet by Primavera Kitchen

12. Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice by Cookie and Kate

13. Thai Cauliflower Rice Recipe

14. Cauliflower Rice Unstuffing by Real Food RDs

Indian Cauliflower Rice Recipes

Indian Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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15. Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup by Cotter Crunch

16. Indian Cauliflower Fried Rice with Roasted Chickpeas by Jo Cooks

17. Chickpea Cauliflower Rice Biryani by Vegan Richa

Meal Prep Cauliflower Rice Recipes

Meal Prep Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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18. Low Carb Cheesy Chicken and Rice by Sweet Peas and Saffron

19. Meal Prep Cilantro Lime Chicken by Fit Foodie Finds

20. Buffalo Chicken Ranch Meal Prep by 40 Aprons

21. Turkey Taco Bowls by Kirbie’s Cravings

Other Cauliflower Rice Recipes

Other Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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22. Cauliflower Fried Rice

23. Cauliflower Risotto

24. Cheesy Cauliflower Rice

25. Skillet Taco Cauliflower Rice by Skinnytaste


25 Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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25 Cauliflower Rice Recipes is a collection of the best on the web healthy, low carb and tasty cauliflower rice recipe ideas. Mexican, vegan, Indian, meal prep, with chicken and many others.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American

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