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Recipe: Cauliflower Rice

Rice is a great side for many meals – but why have the grain rice, when you can have a far more nutritious Paleo alternative? This recipe is quick and easy and can be varied by using different herbs and spices. You can also stir in an egg whilst cooking, to make an egg fried rice; or make it a dish in it's own right by adding more vegetables such as capsicum (bell peppers) and zucchini.

This rice is so good, I've served it up many times without people even realising it isn't “normal” rice!


  • Half a cauliflower
  • Half an onion
  • Coconut oil
  • Pinch cumin
  • Pinch paprika
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt to taste


Grate the cauliflower florets by hand, or in a food processor, until the consistency resembles rice.

Dice the onion into small pieces and fry in olive oil over a medium heat

Once the onion starts to turn golden add the grated cauliflower and spices and stir for a few moments ensuring it doesn't burn. Add more oil if necessary.

Serve and enjoy! You can also make extra to store in the fridge, ready to be reheated with dinner.

How do you make cauliflower rice? Or perhaps you make a rice alternative using something other than cauliflower? Do share, in the comments below.

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5 replies
  1. Marg
    Marg says:

    Coincidence? We had cauliflower rice with dinner tonight. Cooked the cauliflower, mashed it with butter, salt and pepper to taste. I used this as a base to go under my chilli tomato sauce. I make this sauce regularly and add to it either tuna, diced cooked chicken or other protein of choice.
    It’s easy to get in a rut and just make the same thing because it’s easy, and I had not thought to use the cauliflower as fried rice but those spices would lift it to another level. I’m definitely going to make this in the next day or so.
    Thanks Suz

  2. Richard
    Richard says:

    Have to say that I haven’t tried the spices in the mix but often have Cauliflower Rice with plenty of things, especially curries. Although to me it resembles Couscous in look and texture (or am I blending it for too long?). Also great if you add Broccoli!

    Love the site by the way!

  3. Sue
    Sue says:

    I pretty much do the same thing with cabbage. I rice it in blender with water, drain through fine mesh strainer. Cook the onion with garlic, add mixed veggies of peas, carrots, green beans a little corn, red peper and saute it all up!


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