Cauliflower rice has become increasingly popular in recent years as a low-carb alternative to traditional rice. In this article, I’ll instruct you how to make and cook cauliflower rice taste good, so you can enjoy this versatile and healthy ingredient.

1. How To Make Cauliflower Rice With Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower

Instructions

Rinse the cauliflower and remove the leaves and stem. Cut the cauliflower into small pieces that will fit into the food processor chute.

Insert the S blade into the food processor and place the cauliflower pieces into the chute.

Process the cauliflower on low speed until it becomes a rice-like texture. Be careful not to overprocess or the cauliflower will turn into a puree.

If there are large pieces of cauliflower left, pulse again until everything is evenly chopped.

Once the cauliflower is the desired texture, it’s ready to be cooked or stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Use the cauliflower rice in any recipe calling for rice, or as a base for stir-fry, salads, and more.

2. How To Make Cauliflower Rice Without Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower

Instructions

Rinse the cauliflower and remove the leaves and stem. Cut the cauliflower into small florets.

Place the cauliflower florets into a large bowl.

Using a box grater, grate the cauliflower florets on the side with the larger holes. Grate until all the florets are completely grated and the cauliflower resembles rice.

Alternatively, you can also finely chop the cauliflower florets using a sharp knife until it becomes rice-like in texture.

Once you have created your cauliflower rice, it is ready to be cooked or stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Use the cauliflower rice in any recipe calling for rice, or as a base for stir-fry, salads, and more.

3. How To Make Cauliflower Rice From Frozen Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of frozen cauliflower florets steam (12-16 ounces)

Instructions

Remove the frozen cauliflower florets steam bag from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to slightly thaw the cauliflower.

Using scissors, carefully cut off the top of the bag, making sure not to cut the cauliflower. Then use your hands to gently squeeze the florets, removing as much excess water as possible.

Transfer the cauliflower florets to a food processor fitted with the S blade.

Pulse the cauliflower rice in the food processor for a few seconds at a time until it becomes the desired rice-like texture.

Be careful not to over-process or the cauliflower will turn into a puree.

Once the cauliflower rice is the desired texture, it’s ready to be cooked or stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Use the cauliflower rice in any recipe calling for rice, or as a base for stir-fry, salads, and more.

4. How To Cook Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen)

Instructions – On stove

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Next, add a small amount of oil to the skillet. Then add the cauliflower rice and stir to combine with the oil.

Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower rice is tender and cooked through.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions – In Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.

Next, spread the cauliflower rice evenly in the air fryer basket.

Cook for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the cauliflower rice is crispy and browned.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions – In Microwave

Place the cauliflower rice in a microwave-safe dish. Then cover with a lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap.

Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, or until the cauliflower rice is tender and cooked through.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Frequently Asked Questions

5.1. Does Cauliflower Rice Taste Like Rice?

Cauliflower rice has a similar texture to rice, but the taste is slightly different. Some people describe the taste as slightly nutty or earthy, while others say it is slightly sweet. However, the flavor of cauliflower rice can be easily influenced by seasoning and cooking method.

5.2. Is Cauliflower Rice a Good Substitute For Rice?

Yes, cauliflower rice can be a good substitute for rice, especially for people who are looking to reduce their calorie and carbohydrate intake or follow a low-carb or keto diet.  However, it’s important to note that cauliflower rice has a slightly different taste and texture compared to rice, so it may not be a perfect substitute for everyone

By following the steps outlined in this article, you can create cauliflower rice that is flavorful, tender, and versatile enough to be used in a variety of dishes. So next time you’re in the mood for a healthy and tasty meal, you should try make and cook cauliflower rice.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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