This rice is made from cauliflower (and purple cauliflower, at that!), which is a great way to add more vegetables to your plate in lieu of grains (like traditional rice). This rice substitute also makes this side dish gluten-free and Paleo-approved, so it accommodates a variety of different dietary needs.
Not only that, it’s super quick and easy to make! The main tool needed is a food processor. You can still make this recipe if you don’t own a food processor (but the food processor does make it a much quicker process – no pun intended).
Grab a head of cauliflower, it doesn’t have to be purple. But if it is purple, mark our word – you will cause a commotion in the supermarket checkout line.
Chop cauliflower into florets.
Process the cauliflower florets using shredding blade on food processor until they turn into tiny pieces resembling grains of rice.
Heat olive oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add cauliflower rice and saute until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve this healthy side dish in this festive confetti bowl, and enjoy!
cauliflower rice recipe instructions
Cauliflower doesn’t have to be purple to make this recipe (although purple cauliflower sure makes it fun).
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- sea salt
- fresh ground pepper
- Cut cauliflower into large florets.
- Rice cauliflower using shredding blade on food processor. Or pulse cauliflower in food processor with chopping blade, or grate by hand on box grater.
- Heat olive oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add cauliflower rice and saute until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.