Fantastically Healthy, Cauliflower Rice (Paleo and Gluten-free)

Look no further…This is a delicious side dish to serve with pretty much anything. Replace any recipe that calls for using rice. My husband doesn’t even like cauliflower but loves this dish! Not only is it great alongside beef, chicken, pork, or fish, it’s wonderful to serve topped with pasta sauce, chili, a stir-fry, and such. Each serving has just 93 calories and 6 grams of fat.
Fantastically Healthy, Cauliflower Rice (Paleo and Gluten-free)

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 4 servings. Each serving, about ¾ cup.

Food Facts
Cauliflower rice is amazing! It’s light and fluffy. It takes five minutes to make. It can replace rice or even couscous in any dish. Can be served hot or cold.

Prep Tips
To make riced cauliflower: wash and dry the cauliflower. Remove core and coarsely chop into florets. Blot with paper towels to completely dry. Place half of cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous. Be sure to not over process or it will get mushy. Add to a large bowl. Repeat processing with remaining cauliflower. Or, using the largest holes on a box cheese grater, grate each cauliflower floret into small pieces, similar to the size of a grain of rice. One head cauliflower, shredded into very small pieces makes about 4-5 cups cauliflower rice.

Healthy Benefits

Cauliflower, which belongs to the same family as cabbage, is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B-Complex, fiber, and minerals including iron and calcium.

Shopping Tips
If you’re lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s in your town, they sell a 16-ounce bag of riced cauliflower. You will love it. It saves you a lot of time, not having to prep the cauliflower.
In addition, many supermarkets, Target and Walmart carry Green Giant’s cauliflower crumbles in the produce section.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 2-Blue
WW SmartPoints 2-Green
SKINNY FACTS: for ¾ cup serving
93 calories, 6g fat, 1g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 3g prot, 9g carbs, 4g fiber, 50mg sod, 0g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
50 calories, 1g sat. fat, 0g sugar, 0g protein


Fantastically Healthy, Cauliflower Rice (Paleo and Gluten-free)

Fantastically Healthy, Cauliflower Rice (Paleo and Gluten-free)

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 93 kcal


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (16 ounces) bag cauliflower rice, I used Trader Joe’s, see shopping tip and to make your own see prep tips, below
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup green onions (scallions), chopped


  • Coat a large, nonstick pan with cooking spray. Add olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Stir in cauliflower rice, garlic and add a little salt and pepper. Stir-fry for 6-8 minutes, stirring most of the time, until soft. Add green onions and continue to stir and cook for 1 more minute.


Serving: 0.75cupCalories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 50mgFiber: 4gBlue Smart Points: 2Green Smart Points: 2Plus Points: 2
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