How do you make cauliflower rice?


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To make cauliflower rice, finely chop cauliflower in a food processor or grate it with a box grater. Use the cauliflower granules in salad dishes or cook it with butter or oil in a skillet.

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How do you make cauliflower rice?
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Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Cauliflower can make a tasty and healthy substitute for rice or couscous. To make cauliflower rice, use the following steps.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 8 minutes

Ready in: 18 minutes


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  1. Prepare the cauliflower
  2. To get started, take one head of cauliflower and chop the florets off of the inner core. Using the hands, break the large florets into slightly smaller pieces.

  3. Chop the cauliflower into granules
  4. Put the cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse it into small granules. To make granules in a grater, use the large holes of a box grater to process the cauliflower.

  5. Remove larger pieces
  6. If any larger pieces remain in the granules, remove them and put them back in the food processor.

  7. Cook the cauliflower
  8. To cook the cauliflower, put a large skillet on the stove on medium heat. Heat up some butter or olive oil and add the cauliflower granules. Cook the cauliflower for 5 to 8 minutes until it softens. Use the cauliflower in place of cooked rice or couscous in a variety of different recipes.

To use the fresh cauliflower granules, add them to fresh grain salads such as tabbouleh.

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