Herbed Cauliflower Rice


The herbs add a fresh zip to this cauliflower rice, making for a tasty side dish as is or topped with your favorite gravy or sauce. The secret to a fluffy and light texture is to dry the 'rice' on the stovetop before serving.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place a steamer insert into a pot and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until fork-tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Remove cauliflower and steamer from the pot. Drain all water and return cauliflower to the empty pot. Add chives, parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder.

  3. Set pot over medium-low heat. Mash cauliflower with a potato masher to the consistency of rice grains. Stir until excess moisture evaporates and the 'rice' appears fluffy, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

37 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 68mg 340%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 444mg 9%

* 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.