This paleo recipe is so quick, easy, and delicious and really a great substitute for rice if you're trying to eat low-carb. Your whole family will love it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cauliflower chunks in a food processor and pulse until broken down into rice-size pieces.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; add cauliflower 'rice', salt, and pepper. Cover skillet and cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove lid and fluff 'rice' with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 11.1g 4% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 63mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2014
I thought this would be a little bland but I was wrong. The flavor comes through well. I will definitely be making this again. A cheese grater works well making the cauliflower into rice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2016
Bland w/o a lot of help...it's raw cauliflower. Needs some kind of sauce...cheese salsa curry whatever. Definitely taste along the way...more salt and pepper. Read More
(4)
132 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2014
I thought this would be a little bland but I was wrong. The flavor comes through well. I will definitely be making this again. A cheese grater works well making the cauliflower into rice. Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2015
This is so fantastic. The only thing I added was crushed red pepper and garlic powder. Everything else I kept according to the recipe. My husband requests instead of rice. I was making every night so instead of dirtying up the food processor every night, I decided to do the entire head of cauliflower at one time. BIG MISTAKE! After a couple of days, it stunk soooo bad, the entire fridge stunk. I don't know why you can't chop up the cauliflower ahead of time but YOU CAN'T!! Read More
(48)
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2014
Nice sub for rice if you are counting calories or carbs. The sauce I used was full flavored so it masked the cauliflower taste a bit. I added about 2 tablespoons of grated onion to the skillet as the oil heated and I'm glad I did. I will make this again. Thanks for submitting the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2014
This is very good. I added some onion and garlic to the pan and sauted them then put the Cauliflower in to heat.I made this as a side dish for ground turkey meatloaf. Thank you Lauren S for the recipe will be making it again.. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2014
This is a great substitute for rice. We're not really a cauliflower lovin' family but enjoy this. It would go along great with any dish that you would serve over rice or as a side. We served it with Chef John's Sweet and Sour Pork. This one is going in our regular rotation for sure! Thanks Lauren S Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2015
I hate cauliflower! I am also trying to prepare better meals for my husband (cauliflower lover) and I. He bet me that I would never make a meal with cauliflower in it, so, of course . . . Anyway, as much as I hate to admit it, I did enjoy this dish. Added some finely chopped onion and a bit of garlic powder. Actually quite edible! Served with foil-wrapped salmon and cucumber salad. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2016
I sauted 1/2 chopped onion and green bell pepper until almost translucent added two tablespoons of minced garlic cooked an additional two minutes then added this recipes ingredients. I used the grating blade on my food processor works better and did not turn the cauliflower into mush. I usually give five stars for a recipe I modify and like but I am giving this one 4 stars because the cook time listed will have you eating raw warmed cauliflower:( I cooked the cauliflower an additional 10 minutes on low covered stirring occasionally until tender. I also added about two more T of olive oil due to the large amount of veggies. It was very good. Next time I will add other veggies as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2015
I saved this recipe planning to try it. I dont have a food processor so I put a 12oz bag of florets in my Vitamix with water to 7 cup line and processed that way 5-10 seconds on speed 3. That worked great. On the dr oz show he swore this would only work by steaming in the microwave with 2 tablespoons of water for 7 minutes. I then changed methods. I would like to process cauliflower again as rice bits and saute it as instructed instead. I liked the texture but it was not chewy nor tasted like rice. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
The recipe is amazing! My husband and I are eating healthy and right now we are trying to eat as less carbs as possible. Cauliflower "rice" paired with grilled salmon is a great healthy dinner. Only one thing i added was a pinch of garlic powder. Thank you! Definitely will be making cauliflower "rice" more often. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2016
Bland w/o a lot of help...it's raw cauliflower. Needs some kind of sauce...cheese salsa curry whatever. Definitely taste along the way...more salt and pepper. Read More
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