Cauliflower is a super easy way to make your meals more nutritious (not to mention sneak in an extra serving of veggies!). Though you can cook cauliflower rice in a variety of ways, including roasting, boiling, and skillet-cooking, the process for breaking a head of cauliflower down into cauliflower rice is usually the same (the only exception is if you're boiling it). To make cauliflower rice, chop a head of cauliflower into individual florets. Then, use your food processor to process the florets until they are the size of rice. This should take only a few pulses, and the cauliflower rice should resemble the texture of couscous when it's ready. Once the cauliflower is broken down, feel free to cook it or add it to recipes as you want!
For the most flavor, make roasted cauliflower rice:
Use roasted cauliflower rice in this DIY Burrito Bowl recipe.
For mild flavor, boil cauliflower to make cauliflower rice:
Use boiled cauliflower rice in this Cauliflower Rice Cakes recipe.
For mild flavor and quick cooking time, make cauliflower rice by cooking it in a skillet:
Use skillet-cooked cauliflower rice in this Orange Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice recipe. (We used purple cauliflower here.)
Cauliflower rice doesn't have to be just a low-carb substitute for white rice—you can also turn it into a pizza! If you're craving a cauliflower crust slice, follow these instructions for how to make cauliflower pizza crust: