How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice in a blue bowl with green onions and pepper. |

Learning how to make your own cauliflower rice couldn’t be easier, and this recipe will show you how! And once you’ve done it, you’ll be adding cauliflower rice to all sorts of scrumptious dishes!




  1. Break a head of cauliflower into small florets and trim off the long stalks. From there, continue to break the florets into even smaller pieces. The florets do not need to be uniform in size, but you may find that the smaller you can break them into pieces by hand, the easier the chopping process will be. Go back and trim off any remaining long stalks that you find.
  2. Put a handful of florets into a chopper (I just use a small $15 chopper that works just fine), and pulse quickly about 5-6 times or until the florets start to resemble rice granules.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a sauté pan, add the sea salt, and pour in the cauliflower rice. Sauté on a medium heat for about 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. Cook longer for softer cauliflower rice. You may find that the cauliflower cooks unevenly. If it does, cover it with a lid and let it steam for about a minute or so. If it cooks hot and starts to burn before it’s cooked through, add more coconut oil, about a tablespoon or so.
  4. Serve warm in place of rice, potatoes, or any other grain or starch you’d like. For a garlicky rice, add a few cloves of fresh pressed garlic at the start of cooking.