Cauliflower rice is a great low-calorie dish to have in your arsenal especially if you are eating low-carb. Super low in carbs, yet such a satisfying dish you will forget it's made from a vegetable and not a grain. There are two reasons I opted for roasted riced cauliflower in place of sauteed: 1) more flavor and 2) better texture.

Dana Sterling
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line 3 baking sheets with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.

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  • Fill a food processor 1/4 of the way with cauliflower pieces. Pulse 8 to 12 times until cauliflower is the size of rice grains. Transfer to a large bowl. Repeat with remaining cauliflower pieces.

  • Drizzle avocado oil over cauliflower "rice"; toss until well-distributed.

  • Spread 2 1/2 cups of the rice in an even layer on each lined baking sheet.

  • Roast rice until golden, about 16 minutes. Remove from oven, stir well, and spread out again. Return to oven and roast for 6 minutes. Remove from oven, stir well, and spread out again. Continue roasting until browned, about 5 minutes more.

  • Season each sheet of roasted rice with 1/4 teaspoon salt and place in a large container.

Cook's Note:

You can absolutely do this with just 2/3 a raw cauliflower (that would be about 1 batch). I always make a lot of this and freeze some as it's a big staple in my kitchen - super low-calorie, delicious, and healthy.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; 2.8 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 261 mg sodium. 7.6 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2017
Excellent, Ive made cauliflower rice many times and i always like cooking in a skillet with some oil and let it cook till it gets thats crispy brown. This method worked great too! I made it as directed but cut recipe in half using on 1 head. I use a cheese grater to "rice" my cauliflower and works perfectly. Served with a healthy chicken stirfry and some salad. Love how this can take place of a starch..plus its way more flavorful then rice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2017
The flavor of this dish is very good. I love roasted cauliflower. That being said, I don't know why you need to go to all the trouble of making it "rice" like. Not a lot of trouble, but this is really roasted cauliflower. I prefer to just make regular roasted cauliflower. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2017
Excellent, Ive made cauliflower rice many times and i always like cooking in a skillet with some oil and let it cook till it gets thats crispy brown. This method worked great too! I made it as directed but cut recipe in half using on 1 head. I use a cheese grater to "rice" my cauliflower and works perfectly. Served with a healthy chicken stirfry and some salad. Love how this can take place of a starch..plus its way more flavorful then rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2017
Excellent, Ive made cauliflower rice many times and i always like cooking in a skillet with some oil and let it cook till it gets thats crispy brown. This method worked great too! I made it as directed but cut recipe in half using on 1 head. I use a cheese grater to "rice" my cauliflower and works perfectly. Served with a healthy chicken stirfry and some salad. Love how this can take place of a starch..plus its way more flavorful then rice. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2017
I mixed this half & half cauliflower rice and broccoli rice from Trader Joe's (already riced in bags). I added chopped mushrooms and sliced red onion, some of my favorite non-salted herb mixture, salt and pepper and roasted it all together on the stove-top in a large fry pan with a little avocado oil. Roasted great this way just like in the oven. Because it was so fine I felt like I had more control than on a cookie sheet in the oven to stir often. It's a new keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2016
This stuff rocks! I made one tray without salt, one with Sriracha salt, and one with smoked salt. All were delicious and all disappeared within minutes. None made it to the freezer as planned. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2018
This recipe makes great cauliflower rice. Much better roasted than on top of the stove. My daughter made this great suggestion: rather than chopping the food processor, use the grate blade in the processor. Makes much more evenly sized "grains" and you avoid over processing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2017
The flavor of this dish is very good. I love roasted cauliflower. That being said, I don't know why you need to go to all the trouble of making it "rice" like. Not a lot of trouble, but this is really roasted cauliflower. I prefer to just make regular roasted cauliflower. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2019
I made this with a large head of lavender-colored cauliflower, a small sweet potato I had lying around, one coarsely chopped onion, and maybe three large cloves of minced garlic. I shredded the cauliflower and sweet potato in the food processor. Mixed together in a large bowl along with with the garlic and onion, plus generous pours of mostly olive oil but also a dash of sesame oil, a hefty teaspoon of kosher salt, and a palmful of dried thyme plus oregano. Spread maybe 3/4 of an inch deep in a large pan and roasted at 400F for 25-ish minutes, mixing regularly until I got the texture I wanted. The colors were beautiful and the dish was so delicious. Expectations exceeded! Will be making this regularly. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/21/2019
Either 450 is too hot or the cook timing is far too long. I would reduce both. What I ended up with was a brown mess and that was cutting it off after the second 6 minutes of cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2017
It really helped to rotate the pans each time I took them out to stir the cauliflower, otherwise they wouldn't have cooked evenly. Watch it carefully the last few minutes, mine browned up pretty quickly! It also shrinks down quite a bit by the time they're done. Next time I might add some minced garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2018
I used olive oil instead of avocado oil and the resultant dish was very tasty. I will definitely make again in lieu of rice Read More
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