How to make Cauliflower Rice - Three Different Methods
Cauliflower rice is the recent trend in the low carb and gluten-free diet. These three simple, easy and effortless methods to making your own will have you addicted to healthy and nutritious homemade cauliflower rice even if you are not on any particular diet. Making homemade takes no more than five minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 6 servings
- 1 Cauliflower head large
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
Microwave - This is my absolute favorite method if I want a bowl of plain steamed cauliflower rice. It's simple, easy and effortless because all you do is place the cauliflower rice in a microwave-safe bowl. Do not cover it. Cook on high for three minutes. Remove an fluff with a fork. Taste to check if done and if necessary cook for one more minute. Fluff again. Now it's ready to serve. Top with your favorite sauce or curry.
Saute or stir-fry - This is my second favorite method because this lets me add so much more flavor to the cauliflower rice. Sauteing the cauliflower rice adds a nice nutty caramelized flavor to the rice. I use some of my favorite rice pilaf recipes and substitute the rice with cauliflower rice using this method. All you do is heat a tbsp of oil in a saute pan and add the cauliflower rice. Cook on medium high stirring often for five minutes or until cooked. It's that easy. You must try my sauteed turmeric cauliflower rice (pictured above) which I saute with onions garlic and turmeric, or my sauteed mustard dill cauliflower rice which again is bursting with flavors. I will be sharing these recipes with you very soon. So stay tuned. See my tips below to make sure your sauteed cauliflower rice is not soggy.
Roasting - This is a great way to make a light and fluffy cauliflower rice because it dries off all the moisture. Add a sprinkle of oil and spread the cauliflower rice in a thin layer on a baking tray. Place in a hot oven at 200 C / 400 F for about 12 to 15 mins. Make sure to toss it around once or twice in between cooking time.
Serving: 100grams | Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%