Roasted Cauliflower Rice

Easy roasted cauliflower rice to serve with your main course of choice. This “rice” is a wonderfully healthy rice substitute for those on a grain free diet. Plus it just tastes good!

Roasted Cauliflower Rice! #GrainFree #Paleo #GlutenFree #cauliflower

So… as you can see by the name, this cauliflower rice isn’t really rice at all.

However, if you are on a strict #paleo or #grainfree diet, cauliflower rice is a life saver.

Making Roasted Cauliflower Rice! #GrainFree #Paleo #GlutenFree #cauliflower


Even if you’re not, it’s a fabulous low-carb side dish that everyone in my family loves.

I simply grind cauliflower in the food processor until it reaches the size of rice, then I toss it with olive oil and roast it.

Making Cauliflower Rice! #GrainFree #Paleo #GlutenFree #cauliflower

Once roasted, the cauliflower rice is soft, tender, and fluffy…

Heck, it looks, feels, and even kind of tastes like rice. Who knew?!

The first few times I served this to my family, the kids were halfway through dinner before they realized it wasn’t real rice.

Pretty convincing.

Easy Roasted Cauliflower Rice! #GrainFree #Paleo #GlutenFree #cauliflower

So if you’re looking to lighten up your diet, or are just curious, give cauliflower rice a try.

You can serve it with any of these dishes for a fantastic low carb meal!

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Ethiopian Doro Wat

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50 comments on “Roasted Cauliflower Rice

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted May 21, 2014 at 4:44 am Reply

    So, after Miami, I NEED this healthy little cauli rice in my life. I love cauli rice, but I have never roasted the cauli beforehand….YUM! Pinned :) So great to meet you!

  2. alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted May 21, 2014 at 6:13 am Reply

    super clever

  3. Tieghanposted May 21, 2014 at 6:26 am Reply

    I love making cauliflower rice, but I never cook it first. Love this idea for a lite summer side!

  4. Jenny Flakeposted May 21, 2014 at 6:34 am Reply

    I’ve been wanting to try this forever!! My sister talks about how good it is. This just pushed me over, going to try this week :) Mmmm!!

  5. dcposted May 21, 2014 at 6:35 am Reply

    Wish I had a food processor…this looks great!

    • Helenposted March 10, 2017 at 2:47 pm Reply

      you can also buy it riced in the produce section of many stores,  Trader Joe’s has it toothedoo

  6. Aimee @ Simple Bitesposted May 21, 2014 at 7:00 am Reply

    Good reason to break out the food processor! I’m just waiting for cauliflower prices to drop. They are outrageous right now.

  7. Mariaposted May 21, 2014 at 7:33 am Reply

    Love cauliflower rice! Great side for any meal!

  8. Ashley M. | Our Full Tableposted May 21, 2014 at 7:41 am Reply

    So easy!!! I’m going to have to try this soon!

  9. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted May 21, 2014 at 7:46 am Reply

    I sooooooo need to try this! And definitely could use a big bowl after our weekend in Miami!

  10. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainerposted May 21, 2014 at 7:48 am Reply

    I love cauliflower rice, too. So easy, just a little time consuming. We make a stir fry with it. YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Heather Christoposted May 21, 2014 at 8:05 am Reply

    I am so into this. I have really, really been wanting to try it, and now you have sold me!

  12. Christine from Cook the Storyposted May 21, 2014 at 8:20 am Reply

    This looks like the perfect healthy side dish!

  13. Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 21, 2014 at 8:37 am Reply

    This is seriously so cool and an awesome alternative to rice!!

  14. marlaposted May 21, 2014 at 8:55 am Reply

    We LOVE cauliflower rice here! Great recipe Sommer :)

  15. Gwen @simplyhealthyfamilyposted May 21, 2014 at 9:46 am Reply

    We have been on a cauliflower kick lately! Love cauli rice and even make a pizza crust out of it!

  16. Gabyposted May 21, 2014 at 9:57 am Reply

    So delicious, one of my very favorite ways to enjoy cauliflower!

  17. capturing joy with kristen dukeposted May 21, 2014 at 10:25 am Reply

    I’d love to try this, we have been going more grain free around here!

  18. elizabethposted May 21, 2014 at 2:19 pm Reply

    How long can I keep it in the fridge? Looks DELISH!!

  19. Julieposted May 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm Reply

    I love making cauli rice in the microwave but have never roasted…looks delicious! Sounds like a great way to decrease amount of water in the final “rice”. Thank you so much Sommer!

  20. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted May 21, 2014 at 9:02 pm Reply

    Looks like I need to try this! ;)

  21. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchenposted May 22, 2014 at 12:34 am Reply

    I love cauliflower rice, it’s so versatile!

  22. Jennaposted May 22, 2014 at 4:26 am Reply

    I need to make this! It looks so light and fluffy!

  23. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted May 22, 2014 at 6:59 am Reply

    Great alternative to rice! I really need to try this!

  24. shelly (cookies and cups)posted May 22, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply

    I just hopped on the cauliflower rice train, and love it, but roasting the cauliflower?! AMAZING idea!!

  25. Amandaposted May 22, 2014 at 8:49 am Reply

    We have rice so much, definitely want to try substituting it like this. Looks wonderful :)

  26. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treatsposted May 22, 2014 at 9:48 am Reply

    Ooooh what a great twist on rice! Love it!

  27. Eats Meets Westposted May 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm Reply

    Love how this can be an extremely quick way in getting dinner on the table, yet the flavour doesn’t give anything away! Thanks for sharing Sommer! I have a question though: does the cauliflower have to be very fresh? I do hope this can be a smart, yummy way to use up cauliflower that might be on its way out soon.

  28. Cheryl McCraryposted May 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm Reply

    Yours and my friend Adriana told me about you.I love your website and Adriana loves your food.Can’t wait to try your recipes..

  29. Julie Yatesposted May 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm Reply

    I love cauliflower “mashed potatoes” so I’m anxious to give this a try!

  30. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted May 23, 2014 at 6:28 am Reply

    My kids love roasted cauliflower so I can’t wait to try this “rice” version!

  31. BillieOposted May 23, 2014 at 7:50 am Reply

    Definitely want to try this recipe!

  32. Karenposted May 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply

    I simply put cauliflower raw in foodprocesser till rice like. Then I saute an onion with some butter and garlic and add cauliflower. Put the lid on and let it cook for about 5minutes. Really nice!

  33. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted May 25, 2014 at 12:08 am Reply

    I’ve really been wanting to try this! It looks so good!

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  36. Mariaposted September 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm Reply

    Finally getting around to trying this. Awesome – added it to a veggie burrito with some cumin and chili powder, very tasty.

    Rating: 5
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