Here’s one of my favorite recipes from our new keto cook book. This low carb golden cauliflower rice recipe is so good, it has fooled many people int thinking they were actually eating rice. The flavors are popping and the texture is like a party in your mouth. The key is to grate your own cauliflower instead of buying frozen or pre-grated rice at the store, more on that below.
I have loads more keto and paleo cauliflower rice recipes, so make sure to check out my veggie loaded cauliflower rice pilaf, or my cauliflower fried rice.
How To Make The Best Cauliflower Rice
The first thing you want to do is grate your own rice from a large head of cauliflower. Here’s the deal with store bought cauliflower rice, it stinks! The frozen stuff is watery and mushy and the grated one in the produce section is mostly stalks, and who wants to pay for that. If you have a a grater attachment to a food processor definitely use that.
First saute some onions in a large pan and then add some garlic and grated ginger. What makes this low carb cauliflower rice so golden in color is turmeric powder. They key is to add the turmeric to the pan and cook it for 1 minute so the essential oils bloom. Make sure to do this with all spices, it turns the flavor way up. Next add 1 cup of full fat coconut milk and watch the color of the pan become yellow and bright.
Add the cauliflower rice along with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 5-7 minutes. If you don’t have a lid use a sheet pan to cover the pan. You want to cook it long enough to get rid of the raw flavor, but not too long that the cauliflower rice gets mushy. Finish the rice with chopped nuts, parsley, unsweetened coconut flakes, and sliced red chiles. Make sure to check for seasoning, you may need more salt.
Can Cauliflower Rice Be Frozen?
You should not freeze cauliflower rice because it will be very mushy and watery once thawed out. It’s best to store cooked cauliflower rice in the fridge for 5 days in a airtight container. You can rice the cauliflower and store that in the fridge for 3 days before cooking it. The best way to re-heat cauliflower rice is in a hot pan or in the microwave with wet paper towel covering the container so the rice does not dry out.
Is Cauliflower Rice Whole30 Compliant?
This cauliflower rice recipe is completely Whole30 approved, keto, and paleo. Just make sure to buy coconut milk that has no emulsifiers, those are not allowed on Whole30. My favorite is the organic coconut milk from Trader Joe’s for $1.99 per can. Remember, coconut milk beverage in the carton is not the same as coconut milk in the can.
Make sure to check out my other low carb cauliflower recipes:
- Keto cauliflower pizza crust
- Buttery mashed cauliflower
- Cheesy cauliflower tots
- Roasted cauliflower lunch salad
2 thoughts on “Golden Cauliflower Rice”
Impressive recipe! Awesome flavor and crunch with this dish! Gave up on cauliflower rice but gave this recipe a try. I am glad I did. Will be trying your other cauliflower recipe soon.
So glad to hear it! Cauliflower needs a lot of love in the flavor department! Check out this keto burrito bowl recipe: https://www.flavcity.com/keto-burrito-bowl/