For those of you still under the impression that “rice” equals “carb-loading,” may I introduce you to your new best friend? Her name is cauliflower rice. And for those of you that think the only way to get cauliflower rice is to haul out the food processor and make a huge mess grinding up a whole cauliflower head (like I did until recently), get ready to have your mind blown. Once you pickup a bag of pre-riced cauliflower at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, or even easier and way more economical, grab one of the FROZEN bags of cauliflower rice located in just about any grocery store now, and you will truly never go back. Now that I always have at least 2 bags of cauli rice in my freezer at any given time, I’ve been experimenting with all the ways I can get that stick-to-your-ribs rice-y feeling in a way that’s low-carb… and gluten-free, keto, paleo, and Whole30 friendly, come to think of it. From sushi rolls to salads, risotto to fried rice, scroll on for all the delicious ways you can use up that bag of cauliflower rice. Share your own faves in the comments!

1 – Fried Rice

Cauliflower and Kimchi Fried Rice, by Goop

2 – Stuffed Peppers

Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers by The Minimalist Baker

3 – Tabbouleh

Mediterranean Gluten-Free Tabbouleh 

4 – Sushi Rolls

Cauliflower Rice Spicy Tuna Rolls by Wicked Spatula

5 – Risotto

Quick Cauliflower Risotto with Asparagus & Cilantro-Basil Hemp Seed Pesto, by Half Baked Harvest

6 – Lettuce Cups

Cauliflower Rice Lettuce Cups with Sriracha Peanut Sauce by Veggie and the Beast

7 – Arancini

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Arancini, by The Minimalist Baker

8 – Thai-Inspired Salad

Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad with Peanut Butter Sauce, by The Awesome Green

9 – Rice and Peas

Cauliflower and Roasted Garbanzo Rice and Peas Salad

  1. 1
    Erica Holland | September 6, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Yum! I just discovered the cauliflower pizza crusts at Trader Joe’s, and my life is officially changed. They are so good!

  2. 2
    alexandra | September 6, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Such good recipes, I’ve been looking for healthier substitutes to so many foods I eat and this will be amazing to try!

  3. 3 | September 6, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I love this post!
    Your Fried rice is so different from our Nigerian fried rice

  4. 4
    Homes & Weddings | September 6, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    This stuff is really the best.
    Still have some people thinking they’re having rice. Sssshhh.

  5. 5
    henatayeb | September 10, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Some great ideas. Love the stuffed peppers and the lettuce wraps.

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