Gluten Free Recipes: Cauliflower Rice

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Cauliflower Rice: Low-carb, Gluten-free, Paleo

cauliflower rice

This “rice” is a great option for someone wanting to reduce carbs, eat gluten-free or Paleo, or just to change it up and try something different! A great price for cauliflower is $0.75/lb or less.
I found lots of recipes to try, but liked the idea of the sauted onion and pan-cooked cauliflower in this recipe from nom nom paleo.

 I recently served this “rice” with Shrimp Curry. Yum!

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Gluten Free Recipes: Cauliflower Rice

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15-20 mins
Serves: 4-6 servings


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 small onion, or half of a med-large one
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • seasonings (optional)


  1. Finely chop onion. (Easy and quick in a food processor. Then you can rinse the processor and use it for cauliflower too.)
  2. Remove leaves, rinse, core, and chop the cauliflower into evenly-sized florets.
  3. Chop the cauliflower florets until the size of couscous or rice grains by pulsing in a food processor or grating. (I used a food processor, but needed to do 2 batches so the "grains" did not get too small.)
  4. Heat butter and/or oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until translucent and softened. Then add the cauliflower and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes, until cauliflower is softened. Then season to taste and serve.


Season lightly with salt and pepper if serving as part of a flavorful dish with sauce. More seasoning options: seasoning salt, Montreal Steak seasoning, Lemon Pepper, Aleppo chile finishing salt, Thai seasoning, etc. Try adding green onion, red peppers, chicken pieces, or scrambled egg!

Ingredients: Cauliflower, Coconut Oil
Meal Type: Side Dish, Clean Eating, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto, Meatless
Categories: Healthy, Vegetables, Stove Top

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