Cauliflower rice is one of those things that you’ve probably heard of and wanted to try, but it just seemed too weird. Or complicated. Or something that only the insanely health conscious can do. I’m here to tell you that if you can operate a food processor and fry stuff in a pan, you can make delicious cauliflower rice.
Let’s get started!
You’ll need one head of cauliflower, 1/4 of an onion, 1 tsp of garlic (or more, if you’re garlic obsessed) and some chives if they are in season. Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse.
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Once you’ve got that lovely rice shape, heat some butter in a frying pan. Fry for 3-5 minutes, stirring often. I personally like my cauliflower rice a bit burnt.
Whatever you do, do not put a lid over the frying pan and walk away. The cauliflower will steam and then you will lose the rice texture that makes eating low carb not so bad.
That’s it. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
Looking for more low carb, keto, whole 30, or paleo recipes? Try Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese, Fried Kale and Zucchini, or my gorgeous Summer Salad.
I like to use my cauliflower rice in place of rice or pasta. It’s nice in butter chicken, stir fry, or even drizzled with cheese sauce. Try sprinkling it with parmesan cheese and cut up chives for a nice savoury taste that stands on it’s own.The cauliflower fried rice of your low carb dreams. Get it here!Click To Tweet
Sometimes, my super picky child even eats it. I once left a plate of it out while I had music students in my house, and when I was done teaching everyone, I noticed my plate of cauliflower rice had mysteriously disappeared. (The guilty party confessed that she loved it so much she just couldn’t stop.)
Now, if I can only grow better cauliflower this year in my garden so I can freeze bags of it!
Will you give it a try?
Low Carb Cauliflower Rice
1 head of cauliflower,
1/4 medium onion,
2 cloves garlic,
1 tbsp butter (for frying),
1 tbsp fresh chives (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Pulse cauliflower, onion, and garlic in a blender until rice-sized. Fry for 3-5 minutes until ever so slightly burnt. Season with chives, salt, and pepper, or use in place of rice.
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Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots. She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden. She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.