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how to make cauliflower rice in food processor
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How To Make Cauliflower Rice

Learn how to make cauliflower rice with or without food processor. Substitute rice with this healthy, low carb cauliflower rice in any of your favorite dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 36kcal


  • 1 cauliflower head


  • Start by removing all the green leafy from the cauliflower.
  • Cut cauliflower into half.
  • Run knife to the ends of the florets and cut chunks of cauliflower florets.
  • Without food processor –
  • Leave the cauliflower florets in big chunks if using grater. Simply grate the chunks in small hole grater to make cauliflower rice that resembles the texture of rice.
  • You could also chop into tiny pieces to have the texture right.
  • With food processor –
  • Bread big chunks of cauliflower into small florets.
  • Add the florets into food processor.
    Pro-Tip : Do NOT over crowd food processor. Do it in small batches. And do NOT pulse it for long time. It will make cauliflower loose it’s grain texture. We do not want too fine texture.
  • Work in small batches. Stop the processor couple of time and scrape sides for even texture.
  • If any florets are left unbroken, remove it from the food processor, and add it in next batch with large pieces of cauliflower.
  • That’s how easy it to rice cauliflower rice.
  • Use riced cauliflower in preparations like fried rice, tabbouleh or in burrito bowls or store in zip lock bags in freezer. Best store individual portions in zip lock bags, so you could remove and use the amount you want.



Taste : Cauliflower rice looks like rice but it does not taste exactly like rice. It’s definitely delicious alternatives, but you’ll know the difference!  
Texture : Do NOT pulse cauliflower florets in food processor for long time. It will make cauliflower loose it’s grain texture. Process in small batches. 
Flavors to add : It’s got a neutral taste but don’t expect it to have same neutral flavor as rice. This makes it easy to use almost any flavors/seasoning while cooking it. Think Asian flavors, Mexican flavors or even middle eastern flavors.
Storing : If you want to make a large batch and store for longer, store uncooked/raw cauliflower rice in individual freezer lock bags in freezer for up to 1 month.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg