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How to Make Cauliflower Rice at Home

A white bowl of the finished, homemade, cauliflower rice with cilantro on top.
Hey y'all!  Mandee from The Kitchen Wife here.  Its officially January and I, along with most everyone else, have made improving my overall health and fitness a priority.  One of the easiest ways we can do that is through food.  Maybe you're trying to eat low carb.  Perhaps you're gluten free.  Hey, you could just be trying to incorporate more vegetables into your diet.  No matter what your New Year's eating plan is, cauliflower rice on the menu.
A white plate of cauliflower rice with the title above.

I know what you're thinking, "Mandee, we've heard all this cauliflower hype before", but let me assure you we aren't talking "mashed potatoes" here.  Cauliflower rice has become my personal favorite alternative to the real thing.  In fact, I prefer it over the real thing.  But don't let the hype around this new food obsession hit your wallet at the grocery store.  Its super simple to make at home for just a fraction of the cost.  I can't wait to show you how so...

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How to Make Cauliflower Rice:
*Prep Time: 5 min.  *Cook Time: 5 min *Difficulty: easy  *Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:

The ingredients and tools needed to make the cauliflower rice.
  •  1 head of cauliflower
Tools You Will Need:
(You will need only one of these)
To begin you will need to remove the core of the cauliflower and cut it into florets.  


Cauliflower florets on a cutting board.

From there, you can either chop it up finely with the chef's knife (but who has time for that?),

Cauliflower being grated with a box grater.

Grate it with your box grater.

Cauliflower florets in a food processor.

Or, my preferred method, do it in your food processor.

For this method you will place the florets into the food processor and...

Homemade cauliflower rice in the food processor.

Gently pulse until you get the fine, rice-like, texture.

You may have to do this in batches.

The homemade cauliflower rice in a large, glass, mixing bowl.

And there you have it!  A GIANT batch of your very own cauliflower rice.

A white bowl of the finished, homemade, cauliflower rice with cilantro on top.

From here you have a couple options.

You can use it right away by sautéing it in a pan with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper for about five minutes, until tender.

Thai Cashew and Zucchini Stir Fry over the cauliflower rice.  You can also put it in a resealable bag and freeze it.  To reheat, place into a microwave safe bowl and cook for 3-5 minutes.



And here is a mouthwatering example of my Thai Cashew Chicken and Zucchini Stir Fry, where I use this cauliflower rice in place of the tradition grain.  So this year, wether you are trying to eat better, or simply sneak some more veggies into your child's diet, give this Homemade Cauliflower Rice a try!

And as always...

Happy Eating, Happy Reading, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~

How to Make Cauliflower Rice:

*Prep Time: 5 min.  *Cook Time: 5 min *Difficulty: easy  *Servings: 6-8
By: Mandee Pogue aka The Kitchen Wife


Ingredients:
  •  1 head of cauliflower
Tools You Will Need:
(You will need only one of these)
  1. Remove the core of the cauliflower and cut into florets.  
  2. From there you can either chop finely with a chef's knife, grate with a box grater, or pulse a food processor.  
To Prepare:
  • Add 2-3 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to a hot pan. 
  • Add the cauliflower rice to the pan.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 5 minutes until tender.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
To Freeze:
  • Place into a freezer-safe, resealable bag.
  • Lay flat and freeze.  
To Prepare from Frozen:
  • Place into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Cook in the microwave for 3-5 minutes, stirring half way through.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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