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Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice

Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice – is ridiculously quick and easy to make and is the perfect side for beef, pork, chicken, or fish. Light, tasty, and so good for you, you will never want to go back to that other rice again!

I know, it is the holidays and here I go with another “healthy” recipe right?
I am not trying to load you up on healthy stuff, although it really wouldn’t be that bad if I was right?
No, I am just really digging some straight veggie-centric dishes. Which is wild for me because I am a “Gimme taters, pasta, and rice” kinda girl. 
And Kevin?
Pppfffftttt veggies shmeggies. He could really care less if he ever has something on his plate aside from meat and starch. They say women marry someone that reminds them of their parents/father and boy oh boy does he. My Dad would have been happy to live off of beef and taters and nothing else…….ever!

But I was actually inspired to make this after Kevin has such a great response to the other cauliflower recipes I had. He absolutely loves my Shrimp and Bacon Cauliflower Fried Rice to the point that he went to work and told everyone about it 😮

Now that grilling season has ended (oh we still grill, just not EVERY night), and the potato and pasta salad recipes have been put up for next Spring, I am just feeling all sorts of veggie-ish. The Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables that I just posted a few days ago continue to make an appearance on our table just about week, and Kevin is just as happy about it as I am!

Color me uber shocked!!

I guess you can teach and old dog new tricks 😉

Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice - This cauliflower


OK, just take a minute to look at that skillet o’ yumminess right there 👆

I just can’t…I mean there just aren’t the right words for me to describe to you how much I love this stuff!

Now, we dig it just the way it is BUT if you are feeling the need to tinker a bit (which I totally get because I do it all of the time) you could use butter, since we are saving calories no harm no foul. Or, you could use veggie stock (or chicken stock if you aren’t trying to for a vegetarian dish).

Of course you could also add whatever herbs you want.

Want a bit of a Mexican twist? Add lime juice and cilantro. You could even saute a bit of chopped jalapeno if you are looking for a little zing.

That is why I love a recipe like this. It is pretty much a blank slate, or jumping off point, for you to make it all yours.

Like I tell my kids,

You do you Boo!

Yield: 4 servings

Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice

This cauliflower “rice” is ridiculously quick and easy to make and is the perfect side for beef, pork, chicken, or fish. Light, tasty, and so good for you, you will never want to go back to that other rice again!
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 5 MINStotal time: 10 mins


1 large head cauliflower (cut into florets)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2  onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt 
Freshly cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped


Grate the cauliflower on the large side of a box grater or place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse until reduced to the size of rice grains.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 4-5 minutes until soft. Add the garlic to the pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes more.
Stir in the cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Add the water to the pan and cover.
Cook for 7-10 minutes until the cauliflower has softened, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and fold in the fresh parsley.
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  1. We love cauliflower but have never made cauliflower rice, going to try this on the weekend!

  2. I tried one time cauliflower fried rice and it was so good. I would love to try this recipe!

  3. I need to try this! I have seen it so many times in the store and have not bought it. It looks SO good and I want to try it

  4. I was looking for a cauliflower dish to make for Christmas Dinner and this one sounds (and looks) incredible. I am going to give this a try and impress my guests.

  5. My husband loves cauliflower. I need to try this recipe.

  6. What a neat twist on cauliflower! I have never had it like rice and I'm actually excited to try it! Bookmarking this one for later.

  7. Looks like the perfect dish & great for the holidays when I'm trying to avoid the super rich/fatty stuff to serve!

  8. I am going to have to try this. I have been looking for a new Cauliflower rice recipe.

  9. I've never had cauliflower this way. I'm not a huge fan BUT this may be one dish I would be willing to give a try and taste 😉

  10. My sister loves to try new recipes. I will suggest this to her. It looks delicious!

  11. Oh wow this looks so good! Im always struggling with how to use cauliflower so this rice dish is perfect.

  12. I have never heard of cauliflower rice but this looks amazing. It would be the perfect complement to any meal.

  13. Cauliflower fried rice? I've never heard of it. I'd love to make cauliflower rice for my family but my husband isn't too keen on veggies.

  14. I'm on a carbs diet, I am Asian and I love rice. I've been looking for an alternative. This garlic cauliflower is perfect. I can't wait to try it .

  15. This looks so yummy! Like something both my fiance and I would love.

  16. This looks so good and since I am looking to cut back on carbs, a great solution for me. I bet my family would like it as well!

  17. I love cauliflower rice! I was thinking of making this for Christmas and I think your recipe would be perfect.

  18. I love cauliflower rice, but haven't ever made it with herbs and garlic. This looks absolutely delicious!

  19. I love cauliflower rice! You also have a great flavor combination here!

  20. It is so easy and sooooo good!

  21. It is super easy to make at home too 😉

  22. Oh yes! It is simple but soooo tasty!!

  23. Awesome 🙂 I hope you enjoy!!

  24. I do a shrimp and bacon cauliflower fried rice (it is here on the blog) that the Mr swears he couldn't tell that is wasn't real rice 🙂

  25. Check out my shrimp and bacon cauliflower friend rice. My Mr LOVES it!!

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