If you’re looking for the perfect cauliflower rice recipe to bulk up your meal but still keep it healthy, then you’ve come to the right place! Cauliflower rice is an easy way to add flavor and an extra serving of vegetables to your meal! Here are 10+ cauliflower rice recipes to try!

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The first time I made a cauliflower rice recipe, it totally blew my mind! I loved that I could have a rice base to my meals to soak up all that saucy goodness, but still be able to keep my meal light and nutritious.

Cauliflower never ceases to amaze me with its possibilities. I like to think of it as a blank canvas ready to be infused with spice and flavors. Cauliflower rice is a true chameleon and can add the perfect compliment to any meal!

Because we love all the different cauliflower rice varieties, I thought it would be fun to have one place for all of our favorite cauliflower rice recipes. I’ve rounded up 10+ cauliflower rice recipes from my website for you! Each recipe is super easy to make and customize to your own tastebuds!

1. Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice with Blackened Tilapia

This is an overhead image of a white plate with rice with chopped cilantro and a lime wedge on the side. Next to the cauliflower rice is a spiced piece of tilapia with salsa on top. The plate sites on a marble counter with another plate in the top right corner of the image. Cut limes and chopped cilantro leaves are scattered on the counter around the plate.
Switch up your weeknight dinner with this easy, low carb, and gluten free recipe for Blackened Tilapia + Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice! It’s packed with flavor so comes together so quickly!

2. Turmeric Cauliflower Rice with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Almonds

This is an overhead image of a bowl of yellow turmeric rice with slivered almonds, dried cranberries, and fresh herbs. The bowl sits on a white counter with more dried cranberries and herbs around it.
I love this easy to make Turmeric Cauliflower Rice!! Add some roasted salmon or grilled chicken on top and you have a colorful, flavorful, and delicious gluten free meal! It’s super comforting and the turmeric gives you an extra anti-inflammatory bump to your meal.

3. Cauliflower Fried Rice

This is an overhead image of a black plate on a white counter with black chopsticks on the top right of the image. A white towel with black "x" marks is under the plate. On the plate is cauliflower fried rice topped with sesame seeds and scallions.
Satisfy that Chinese food craving with this Cauliflower Fried Rice! It’s such an easy dish for a weeknight meal or weekly meal prep! Top it with some sesame chicken, shrimp, or glazed salmon to round out your meal.

4. Cauliflower Asparagus Tabbouleh

This is an overhead image of a blue and white bowl with cauliflower rice, sliced tomatoes, and herbs. The bowl sits on a white and grey counter with a gold spoon to the top of the bowl.
You’ll love this light and flavorful Cauliflower Asparagus Tabbouleh! Packed with veggies, this perfect side has a light and refreshing lemon and herb flavor everyone will love!

5. Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Rice with Sesame Tuna & Mango Salsa

This is an overhead image of a bowl filled with coconut rice. On top of the rice is ahi tuna, mango chunks, avocado chunks, and fresh cilantro. A hand is blurred in the image squeezing lime juice on top of the meal. More mango salsa is in the top left corner of the image. The bowl sits on a marble charger on a white counter.
Want a light and flavorful meal that comes together seamlessly and gives you those tropical beach vibes? Try this Sesame Crusted Tuna + Mango Salsa recipe! It makes for the perfect date night dinner and the creamy coconut cauliflower rice is pure perfection!

6. Instant Pot Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup

This is an overhead image of a yellow mug filled with a soup with shredded chicken, cauliflower rice, carrots, broth, and fresh herbs. The mug sits on a white counter. More fresh thyme is in the top right corner of the image.  A black and white striped towel and another yellow mug are in the bottom of the image.
Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup is full of flavor and lightened up with cauliflower rice. It’s low carb and dairy free and can be easily made in your Instant Pot!

7. Garlic Cauliflower Rice & Tikka Masala

This is an overhead image of two bowl filled with tikka masala on top of garlic cauliflower rice. One bowl has a fork in it. The second bowl is in the bottom right corner of the image, The bowls sit on a white counter. Fresh cilantro is in the top right of the image and some chopped cilantro leaves are sprinkled on top of each dish. A white tea towel is in the bottom left corner of the image.
This Vegetarian Tikka Masala is made with Garlic Cauliflower Rice and a perfect easy weeknight meal! Full of flavor and makes for even tastier leftovers!!

8. Mediterranean Cauliflower + Chickpea Salad

This is an overhead image of three meal prep containers with cauliflower rice, chickpeas, fresh herbs, pine nuts, and vegetables. The containers sit on a white counter. More pine nuts and fresh herbs are scattered on the counter near the containers.
Prep this Mediterranean Cauliflower Chickpea Salad for an easy, flavor packed vegetarian lunch! Keep it a fully vegetarian meal, or add some grilled sliced chicken on top.

9. Vegetable Curry with Cauli Rice

This is an overhead image of a bowl filled with cauliflower rice and a vegetable curry. The curry has cashews, peppers, and fresh herbs. The bowl sits on a white counter.
The flavors of this Vegetable Cashew Curry + Cauliflower Rice really come together in the fridge, making for flavorful vegan dinner perfect for meal prep!

10. Spanish Cauliflower Rice (recipe below!)

This is an overhead image of a blue bowl filled with Spanish cauliflower rice. The rice is a deep orange color and topped with fresh cilantro leaves. More cilantro leaves are on the counter, surrounding the bowl. An antique spoon is scooping some rice from the bowl and leans against the side of the bowl.
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This is an overhead image of a blue bowl filled with Spanish cauliflower rice. The rice is a deep orange color and topped with fresh cilantro leaves. More cilantro leaves are on the counter, surrounding the bowl. An antique spoon is scooping some rice from the bowl and leans against the side of the bowl.

10+ Cauliflower Rice Recipes, Including Spanish Cauliflower Rice

  • Author: Lindsay Grimes Freedman
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: cauliflower
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Cauliflower rice is a easy way to add flavor and an extra serving of vegetables to your meal! Here are 10+ cauliflower rice recipes to try!


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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower (4 cups cauliflower rice)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Rice your cauliflower if it isn’t yet. Place the shredded attachment on your food processor and drop cauliflower florets through the shoot while the food processor is on. This will shred and rice your cauliflower!
  2. Add the avocado oil to a large pan over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped onions and sauté for about 5 minutes until they are softened. 
  3. Add the cauliflower rice and minced garlic to the pan and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  4. Add the vegetable broth, tomato paste, salt, cumin, and pepper to the pan. Sauté for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until all the broth is absorbed.
  5. Drizzle the cauli rice with lime juice and stir it to combined. 
  6. Transfer the rice to a bowl and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Calories: 58
  • Sugar: 4.2g
  • Sodium: 549mg
  • Fat: 1.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.5g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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This is an overhead image of a blue bowl filled with Spanish cauliflower rice. The rice is a deep orange color and topped with fresh cilantro leaves. More cilantro leaves are on the counter, surrounding the bowl. An antique spoon is scooping some rice from the bowl and leans against the side of the bowl. Text overlay reads "spanish cauliflower rice keto & gluten free"