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Simple Cauliflower Rice

A great gluten-free, Paleo-friendly recipe here. Even true rice-lovers will enjoy this healthy alternative. Use in any dish that tops rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Good Dinner Mom


  • 1 large head fresh cauliflower free of brown spots
  • 1/2 medium onion finely minced
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive or avocado oil divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Remove the stem and inner core of the cauliflower. Cut into large florets. Process in a food processor until the cauliflower resembles grains of rice. Be careful not to over-process it. Alternately, using a regular cheese grater on the large hole side, grate all the florets and most of the floret stem.
  • Mince the onion and garlic.
  • In a medium pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute' for about one minute, until onion begins to soften. Add the garlic and continue to cook until onion just starts to brown, stirring occasionally so garlic doesn't burn.
  • Stir in 1/2 tablespoon oil and add the cauliflower. Continue to cook until heated, stirring occasionally.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.