How To Make Cauliflower Rice

Last week, I shared a fairly simple Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich and you all seemed to really enjoy it. So, I decided to share what I did with the rest of that cauliflower head. I created Cauliflower Rice!

Ever since I learned that I could do more with cauliflower besides steaming it, I’ve been all in. Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable, and I’ve been finding more and more ways to prepare it.

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

Rice is such a staple for a ton of recipes. However, rice is very starchy and is a complex carb. Doesn’t mean it is entirely bad, but sometimes a break from it could be good.

In the past, I have tried the pre-made cauliflower rice that comes in your grocers freezer aisle. I enjoyed it a lot; especially the vegetable fried “rice” kind. But, I really wanted to create my own.

I checked out some Youtube videos and pulled up a ton of how to create cauliflower rice on Pinterest. Everyone has their own individual way of creating cauliflower rice, but this is what I found worked for me.

One step that I found repeatedly in the tutorials for cauliflower rice was they would drain excess moisture out using a rice cloth. I didn’t do all of that.

Ya’ll know I’m lazy. If I can skip a step, I will. And truthfully, I felt that it turned out just as fine without doing this step. Maybe one day I will give it a try just to see why most other recipes have included this step, but for the most part it still turns out just as good taking a paper towel and patting dry.

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is the perfect alternative when seeking a low carb option.
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Side Dish | Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Servings: 5 servings

Ingredients
1 head of cauliflower
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp salt or more to your liking
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp olive oil

Instructions
1. Taking your head of cauliflower, remove leaves and cut into small florets
2. Rinse cauliflower thoroughly to remove any dirt, and pat dry with a towel
3. In a food processor or blender, add your cauliflower and grind/pulse until cauliflower becomes a “rice” consistency
4. On low to medium, add olive oil to a frying pan and toss cauliflower stirring occasionally until they become tender
5. Add in your butter, salt, garlic powder and continue to stir until cauliflower is cooked

Notes
Cauliflower will condense a little as it cooks

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