If you miss rice on your keto or low carb diet and you don't think cauliflower rice can be a great substitute, think again! These keto cauliflower rice recipes are so full of flavor and delicious, they'll leave you feeling very happy and satisfied!
Being African and eating rice almost every day of my life growing up, the thought of giving up rice on the keto diet was almost too much to bear. To be honest, I delayed starting the keto diet for two years because I didn't think any other food could scratch that itch.
And when I started experimenting with cauliflower rice recipes, I struggled at first to get the texture right. But through trial and error, I finally figured out how to make cauliflower rice with a nice firm bite that reminded me of regular rice.
What is cauliflower rice?
Cauliflower rice is very popular on the keto diet and is made from fresh or frozen cauliflower. It is basically cauliflower that has been shredded, loosely blended, or grated till it forms a rice-like consistency.
It is by far one of the best and most cost-effective rice substitutes for a keto or low-carb diet.
Is cauliflower rice good for weight loss?
Yes, cauliflower is an amazing substitute for rice, and it helps with weight loss. It contains far lower carbs than regular rice and is also lower in calories as well.
For comparison, a cup of regular rice contains 45g carbs and 206 calories, while a cup of cauliflower rice contains 7g carbs and 99 calories.
How do I make cauliflower rice?
Cauliflower rice is super easy to make, and you can make it with a blender or food processor. You can also use a grater or just a knife, but that is more labor-intensive.
Check out this post on how to make cauliflower rice to learn all you need to make your own from scratch!
What if I don't like cauliflower?
If you don't like cauliflower, try this cabbage rice for another great rice substitute. You can also use shirataki rice (miracle rice) which comes really close to the texture of regular rice without all the carbs.
Keto cauliflower rice recipes
Here is a list of mouthwatering keto cauliflower rice recipes that will surely make you not miss regular rice so much!
Sausage Pepper Cauliflower Rice Skillet
This sausage and cauliflower rice skillet made with peppers is an incredibly easy keto cauliflower rice recipe that is ready in no time!
If you miss Jambalaya on your low-carb diet, this Keto Jambalaya is perfect for you. It has all the delicious flavors without the extra carbs and is ready in just 30 minutes!
Coconut Cauliflower Rice
This mouth-watering coconut cauliflower rice recipe is so easy to prepare, it'll be ready in no time at all! So if you miss rice on your keto diet, this coconut cauliflower rice makes a fantastic substitute.
Mexican Cauliflower Rice
This Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a simple, nutrient-dense, and delicious side dish option that is low-carb, paleo, Whole30-compliant, and vegan!
Easy Paleo Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
This delicious cauliflower fried rice is perfect for a stir-fry and tastes amazing. It's quick to make and is low-carb too.
Cauliflower Jollof Rice
This Cauliflower Jollof Rice is a low carb spin on the West African jollof rice but does not sacrifice on taste. It is rich and flavorful and will leave you begging for more!
Creamy Keto Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto Recipe
Throw together a batch of this flavorful dish in just minutes. It's a fantastic side that goes with all sorts of protein or you can eat it alone.
Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice
This Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice is a low carb version of your typical take-out fried rice! Once you try this it will be a regular at your dinner table!
Mushroom Cauliflower Rice With Peppers
Mushroom cauliflower rice with peppers is a quick and easy cauliflower rice dish bursting with intense flavor and ready in just 20 minutes!
Ginger Garlic Chicken Rice
This ginger garlic chicken rice is a low carb version of Singapore chicken rice. This one pan meal is bursting with flavor and will be a recipe you keep going back to!
Cauliflower Palm Oil Rice
If you're looking for something different, try this scrumptious cauliflower African palm oil rice. Made with traditional spices, this cauliflower rice packs bold and spicy flavors!
Tuna Stir Fry With Cauliflower Rice
If you have a lot of tuna stocked up and you’re not sure what to make with it, try this irresistible tuna stir fry, served with cauliflower rice. You won’t believe how good it is!
Chorizo & Pepper Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower rice, chorizo and peppers make this a quick and easy Low Carb meal, perfect for a week night!
Cauliflower Fried Rice With Bacon, Asparagus And Poached Eggs
This amazing cauliflower fried rice dish features bacon, asparagus and beautiful poached eggs! Low carb, gluten free, and keto recipe.
Indian Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
Cauliflower pilaf is loaded with all the delicious Indian flavors you expect in a pilaf (fried onion, cashews, spices and fresh peas) and it is guaranteed deliciously delicious.
Curry Cauliflower Rice
This curry cauliflower rice, made with scallions and red bell peppers, is a fast and easy low carb dinner ready in just 20 minutes!
Tomato Basil Cauliflower Rice
This yummy side dish is full of Italian herbs and spices too! We’ve got basil of course, marjoram, and oregano. Onion, garlic, pepper. All of that makes the best low-carb, paleo, gluten-free, vegan, super-healthy dish that will satisfy and fulfill your Italian comfort food craving.
Cauliflower Rice With Masala Chicken
Delicately seasoned cauliflower ‘rice’ with spicy chicken – a healthy wholesome low-carb alternative to rice and also quick & easy.
Low Carb Instant Pot Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice
Instant Pot Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice tastes like traditional Chicken Fried Rice but is made with riced cauliflower instead. Instant Pot, Mealthy MultiPot or Pressure Cooker.
Low Carb Cauliflower Fried Rice
You are going to be surprised at how comically quick and easy this dish is to make! It is welcoming to adaptations and a great way to clean out the produce drawer.
Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
Healthy fried rice? Yes! This cauliflower fried rice is so easy to make and tastes like real fried rice! Move over, carbs, and hello vegetables!
Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh
A delicious low carb and gluten free version of the popular Middle Eastern dish. By using Cauliflower Rice instead of bulgur you can have the authentic flavour of Tabbouleh with only a fraction of the calories.
Low Carb Chicken Biryani
Low Carb Chicken Biryani is Low-Carb Indian Food at its best. Cauliflower and ground chicken make up this spicy, delicious low carb recipe.
Enjoy your cauliflower rice with these stews and curries!
25 Best Keto Cauliflower Recipes
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
- Add in the cauiflower rice, stir and simmer for 5 minutes.
- When it gets soft, add salt and black pepper.
- Adjust the spices to your taste.
- Stir together and cook for a few more minutes.
- Serve over stew or a stir fry.