These cauliflower rice recipes will take your gluten-free, low carb, and paleo side dishes to the next level.
Cauliflower rice makes the perfect healthy, grain-free side dish for any meal. It’s delicious on its own or as an ingredient in other recipes. Plus, each serving is packed with nutrition and offers a low carb, paleo alternative to quinoa, couscous, and other popular grains.
One of the best things about cauliflower rice is how convenient it is to make large batches to store in your fridge or freezer to use as a ready-to-cook side dish on busy weeknights. It takes less time to cook than traditional white rice—even straight from the freezer.
These cauliflower rice recipes use a combination of vegetables and spices to enhance the flavors of the cauliflower rice and offer simple techniques to help you cook, sauté, or brown your rice for different dishes. They also give suggestions on how to adjust the ingredients, or make simple substitutions, to add more zest to your family’s favorite paleo meals.
How to Make Cauliflower Rice – Cook Eat Paleo
Before you start cooking your favorite recipe from this list, learn the basics on how to make cauliflower rice. Through this tutorial, I walk you through a simple cauliflower rice recipe and share some secrets I learned along the way to perfect any rice dish.
Brussels Bowl with Cauliflower Rice – Healthful Pursuit
This tasty Brussels bowl with cauliflower rice is sure to be a new family classic. It’s loaded with fresh vegetables and topped with savory meatballs and a dairy-free creamy rosemary sauce that will satisfy even the pickiest eater’s taste buds.
Creole Cauliflower “Rice” – Plaid & Paleo
Looking to add a little more spice to your weeknight dinner? This creole cauliflower rice recipe blends unique spices to give it an authentic New Orleans’s seasoning. Plus, you can double up on the ingredients to make it a full meal that is sure to please everyone at the table.
Veggie Confetti Cauliflower Rice – The Nourishing Home
Vibrant in colors and packed with flavors and nutrients, this veggie confetti cauliflower rice dish is a great way to ensure your family is getting their daily source of vegetables. And because it’s so delicious, even the biggest meat eater at the table will ask for seconds.
Cauliflower Rice Spicy Tuna Rolls – Wicked Spatula
This is one of the most creative cauliflower rice recipes. If you have a sushi lover in your family, you have to try these cauliflower rice sushi rolls. And this versatile recipe can be made with a combination of ingredients, including buffalo chicken and smoked salmons.
Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice with Fried Onions and Sumac – Kalyn's Kitchen
With a hint of spice and a burst of onion flavor, this low-carb cauliflower rice and fried onions and sumac recipe uses a combination of ingredients to punch up the flavor without the carbs.
Lime & Coconut Cauliflower Rice – Meatified
If you’re new to making cauliflower rice, this lime and coconut cauliflower rice dish is a great place to start. It’s easy to follow and the fresh lime juice gives the rice a rich and tangy flavor, making it an ideal side option to serve with grilled meats or fish.
Cauliflower Shrimp ‘Fried Rice’ – Paleohacks
If you’re craving Chinese take-out then you can’t miss out on this paleo-friendly alternative. This cauliflower shrimp fried rice dish uses coconut aminos, so you can enjoy this Asian-infused dish without the soy and heavy added salt from soy sauce.
Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe – Paleo Flourish
This paleo fried cauliflower rice dish proves that you never have to miss out on your favorite take-out meals when you choose a paleo lifestyle; you just get to enjoy healthier versions made with natural flavors and ingredients. This one can easily be made vegan by omitting the egg.
Bacon Burger Cauliflower Rice Casserole – Beauty and the Foodie
It’s easy to see why this mouthwatering bacon burger cauliflower rice casserole is an instant favorite. You use the skillet to start the recipe and then bake it in the oven, so it’s a no-fuss dinner option for those busy weeknights.
Try one or all of these quick and easy cauliflower rice recipes. Remember to store your unused cauliflower rice in the refrigerator for later use. If you need to keep it longer, here's how to freeze cauliflower rice.