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How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

Cauliflower Rice can be made ahead of time and reheated for your favorite dishes. You can add seasonings or other vegetables to it – it’s totally customizable!

How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

I recently made Cauliflower Rice for the first time and I cannot believe how good it is! It is so filling and better for you than traditional white rice. 

To make Cauliflower Rice even more fun and visually appealing, you can use different colors like green cauliflower or orange cauliflower or purple flower. These are actual color variations and not made with food dyes.

Learn how to make cauliflower rice with this easy tutorial. It only takes 15 minutes to make and is a great resource for meal prep.

Riced Cauliflower Ingredients

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To make Cauliflower Rice, you will need:

  • cauliflower
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, or other seasonings

Food Processor (I use this one and it gets the job done. If you want something more heavy duty, check out this one.)

How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

How to Make Riced Cauliflower in a Food Processor

(Note: 1 large head makes about 4 cups)

  1. Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower, then remove all greens. Cut into smaller pieces.
  2. Using the grater attachment on the food processor, grate the cauliflower into rice-size pieces.
  3. Use the food pusher to push all the cauliflower down.
  4. If your cauliflower is wet or moist, transfer to a paper towel and press to remove any excess moisture.
  5. You can store the raw rice in the freezer up to 1 month. If you want to cook all or some right away, follow these next steps:
  6. To cook the cauliflower rice, saute the rice in a large skillet over medium heat in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  7. Cover with a lid to steam the cauliflower. Cook for a total of 5-8 minutes, depending on how tender you want your rice.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

Storage Instructions

Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice

Yield: 4 Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

I recently made Cauliflower Rice for the first time and I cannot believe how good it is! It is so filling and better for you than traditional white rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower, then remove all greens. Cut into smaller pieces.
  2. Using the grater attachment on the food processor, grate the cauliflower into rice-size pieces.
  3. Use the food pusher to push all the cauliflower down.
  4. If your cauliflower is wet or moist, transfer to a paper towel and press to remove any excess moisture.
  5. To cook the cauliflower rice, saute in a large skillet over medium heat in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  6. Cover with a lid to steam the cauliflower. Cook for a total of 5-8 minutes.
  7. Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Store uncooked cauliflower rice in the freezer up to 1 month.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

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