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How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

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. You can make a lot ahead of time and reheat for your favorite dishes. You can add seasonings or other vegetables to it – it’s totally customizable! 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.

What You Need for Cauliflower Rice

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To make Cauliflower Rice, you will need:

1 large head cauliflower
1 T extra virgin olive oil
Optional: 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 Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

(Note: 1 large head makes about 4 cups)

Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower, then remove all greens. Cut into smaller pieces.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

Using the grater attachment on the food processor, grate the cauliflower into rice-size pieces.

Use the food pusher to push all the cauliflower down.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

If your cauliflower is wet or moist, transfer to a paper towel and press to remove any excess moisture.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

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:

To cook the cauliflower rice, saute the rice in a large skillet over medium heat in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

Cover with a lid to steam the cauliflower. Cook for a total of 5-8 minutes, depending on how tender you want your rice.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

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Cauliflower Rice

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Servings: 4 Cups

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower, then remove all greens. Cut into smaller pieces.
  • Using the grater attachment on the food processor, grate the cauliflower into rice-size pieces.
  • Use the food pusher to push all the cauliflower down.
  • If your cauliflower is wet or moist, transfer to a paper towel and press to remove any excess moisture.
  • To cook the cauliflower rice, saute in a large skillet over medium heat in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Cover with a lid to steam the cauliflower. Cook for a total of 5-8 minutes.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Store uncooked cauliflower rice in the freezer up to 1 month.

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How to Make Cauliflower Rice in a Food Processor

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