How to make and cook cauliflower rice – easy recipe without a food processor

Homemade cauliflower rice recipe
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Cauliflower rice makes for a healthier, low-carb alternative in recipes – and it couldn’t be easier to make.

Here’s how to make and cook cauliflower rice quickly two ways, either with the microwave or a frying pan, plus how to make cauliflower rice without a food processor!


To make 1 serving

  • Cauliflower
  • A little oil (if frying)
  • Any seasoning to taste

How to make home-made cauliflower rice

  1. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower and roughly cut the florets into chunks.
  2. Either blitz using a food processor or – a simple hack – use a cheese grater! It’s a bit more hard work but will still get the same results.
  3. Pat dry with a paper towel to remove any moisture.
  4. At this point, you can store the rice in the freezer for when you need it. It’ll keep in a freezer bag for up to two months and can be cooked straight from frozen!
  5. To cook cauliflower rice, microwave in a bowl covered tightly with cling film for 3 minutes (fresh or defrosted) or 4 minutes (from frozen). Give it a stir half-way through cooking. Beware of hot steam escaping!
  6. Alternatively, you can cook cauliflower rice fresh or defrosted by stir-frying a little oil over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Season to taste or as per the recipe you’re following.