How to make cauliflower rice

Cauliflower Rice

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Cauliflower Rice

Skip the carbs with this super easy technique for making Cauliflower Rice from CravingCobbler. You'll make this all the time once you see how easy it is to make Cauliflower Rice.


  • 1 Medium to Large Head of Cauliflower
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (or to taste)


Step 1
Start with your head of cauliflower...
Step 2
and rip all the extra stems and leaves off. They add nothing to this party.
Step 3
Now pop off each branch of your cauliflower tree, one at a time, chopping them into bite-sized pieces and avoiding any large stem pieces.
Step 4
Once you're finished, it should look something like this.
Step 5
Blitz in the food processor for around 10 seconds and you'll be left with something like this.
Step 6
At this point, it's just a matter of slightly cooking the cauliflower, so you don't end up eating a mouthful of veg that seems to expand as you chew it. I'm just saying eating raw cauliflower that's been pulverized by a food processor is akin to eating a mouthful of raw rice. Unpalatable and tedious.
Step 7
So at this point, I heat up 1 Tbs of coconut oil in a skillet over med/low heat because I'm planning on serving this "rice" with a Thai Chicken Curry. But feel free to play with the fat and/or flavorings here.
Step 8
Once the oil and the pan are hot, add in all of your cauliflower rice and sprinkle with the salt. Stir around until the rice seems thoroughly coated with oil and salt.
Step 9
Continue to stir occasionally and cook anywhere from 5-10 minutes, depending on desired doneness or how al dente you enjoy your pretend rice.
Step 10
Here is mine after exactly 7 minutes, which is my norm.
Step 11
And there you have it! Yummy low-carb Cauliflower Rice that's the perfect base for any number of super star meals.
Step 12
Cauliflower is a blank canvas, so feel free to play around with the flavor profile depending on what the finished dish will be.
Step 13
To turn this into the perfect base for our Thai Chicken Curry, I used coconut oil and then finished my Cauliflower Rice off with plenty of cilantro.
Step 14
However you choose to jazz up your Cauliflower Rice, enjoy eating a veggie that feels carb-a-licious in a paradoxical kind of way. It's totally boring and phoney, and yet that's what makes it all the more thrilling!