Cauliflower Rice (Biryani-Style)


Indian-style cauliflower rice. Optional additions - sliced red onion, boiled egg, avocado, other biryani things.

close up view of Cauliflower Rice (Biryani-Style) garnished with fresh herbs and lime wedges in a white bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon garam masala

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ¼ teaspoon minced fresh ginger, or to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste


  1. Process cauliflower florets in a blender or food processor until broken into small pieces about the size of rice.

  2. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; add cauliflower rice, garlic, cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cauliflower is softened, about 10 minutes.

  3. Remove skillet from heat and add lime wedges and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

123 Calories
9g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 73mg 365%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 489mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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