19 recipe ideas to make and enjoy cauliflower rice!
Have you tried cauliflower rice yet? Cauliflower rice is a great rice substitute that substantially lowers both calories and carbs.
One cup of white rice has 210 calories and 45g of carbs versus 27 calories and 5g of carbs in the cauliflower version. Cauliflower rice is a great way to add another veggie to your meal or sneak some extra vitamins into your kids.
While mushier than white rice, it mimics the texture and substance of rice making it an easy substitute. Almost anything you can do with traditional rice can be done with the cauliflower version.
Cauliflower is a great source or potassium, calcium, and magnesium as well as vitamins C and K. It is high in fiber and water which aids digestion and lowers your risk of heart disease.
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Recipes for Cauliflower Rice
So if you are ready to give cauliflower rice a try, here are 19 easy recipes to get you started. You are sure to spot one that fits your tastes and will be a great addition to your recipe collection.
There are plenty of store-bought options for cauliflower rice. But if you would like to try making your own, here are some tips and tricks. Cauliflower rice can be served raw or cooked and also freezes well. All you need is a head of cauliflower and a blender/food processor/box grater and you are good to go.
Once you have your preferred method of making/buying your rice, you can start adding flavors. If you love the freshness of a mediterranean recipe you’ll love this version.
I love the cilantro lime rice served in Fresh Mex style restaurants. Here is a good recipe to make the cauliflower version. It makes a great side or filler for burritos and tacos.
Yes, you can even use your air fryer to make delicious fried cauliflower rice for a wonderful low calorie side dish. I love fried rice as a way to use up leftover veggies.
I love all the Asian flavors: rice vinegar, ginger, and a touch of fish sauce. This recipe has loads of veggies and an awesome Asian sauce. You can add shrimp, fish, or chicken and make a full meal out of it. Super yummy!
Speaking of Asian flavors, let’s add coconut oil, peanuts, basil, and curry for a delicious Thai version of cauliflower rice. I love the mango addition in this recipe.
I love anything with avocado in it, so this recipe is a win/win. It’s a simple side dish that adds avocado, jalapeño, onion, and cilantro to your cauliflower. It’s a great low-carb, heart healthy side.
Here is a cauliflower version of a traditional favorite. Use the store bought cauliflower rice and it is so easy with just 3 ingredients: rice, butter, salt. And, of course, the cauliflower version is lowering your calories to just 77 and giving you a veggie serving.
This one is perfect for summer! It has all the in-season vegetables like mushrooms, peppers, squash, and kale. Serve it with some grilled meat of your choice and you have a flavorful, healthy meal.
Here’s one for the mushroom fans. It’s another simple side dish with a hearty serving of vegetables and a bit of zing from the feta cheese.
108 calories, less than 10 minutes to make, cheesy and delicious! This recipe will be a favorite with your family and your new go-to side dish.
This is another great seasonal recipe. Combine all your garden zucchini with your cauliflower rice for a 10 minute side dish. Add some pesto for great flavor.
This one is fragrant and spicy. You could add black beans and ground beef to make it into a full meal.
Cauliflower rice works for breakfast too! Add some eggs and bacon for a hearty breakfast choice.
If you want to keep your breakfast lower in calories, this is a great option too! Turn your frozen cauliflower rice into toast using this simple 47 calorie (per slice) recipe. Then top it any way you like — peanut butter, fruit, avocado, etc.
Think burrito bowls with this one! Start with the recipe for Mexican fiesta rice, then add all the toppings you love like black beans, avocado, salsa, etc. and boom, your cauliflower rice has turned into a filling meal.
This 5 ingredient recipe is easy and under 300 calories. If you are trying to add more seafood to your diet this one is a must-try.
This recipe may sound complicated, but it is a simple pan dinner that roasts the salmon over edamame and cauliflower. So tasty and healthy!
Here is another under 300 calorie main dish that is a favorite here at Health Beet. 32 grams of protein and lots of veggies make this a great meal choice.
Are you ready to start experimenting with cauliflower rice? I hope these recipes will give you some ideas to try. Share your favorites with us!