Easy Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Green Onion (Video)
Easy Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Green Onion is the one always make, even though there are many recipes for this popular side dish! If you haven’t been wowed by Cauliflower Rice in the past, you’ll love how the garlic adds flavor and the green onions add a crunch factor to make this THE BEST cauliflower rice!
Cauliflower rice has turned into one of those food fads that actually stick around, and a couple of different versions of it have already been posted on this blog. Both of those are delicious, but this recipe for Easy Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Green Onion is the BEST cauliflower rice, and this is the one I find myself making over and over.
After I recently made it three times in a couple of weeks, I wondered if this recipe was too simple to be worth a new post on the blog. Then I happened to be having dinner with a friend, and when I mentioned cauliflower rice she had never heard of it! So that convinced me that it was my duty to share this easy and amazing recipe that I’m so mad about.
I don’t find chopping cauliflower in the food processor to be that labor intensive and I kind of prefer the freshly-chopped cauliflower. And when I make my own I like to use 4 cups of riced cauliflower. But you can use pre-chopped or frozen cauliflower rice if you prefer, just check the cooking time on the package to see if it needs to be adjusted a little.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- smallish same-size cauliflower pieces, stems included (or bag of riced cauliflower)
- olive oil
- cloves of garlic
- green onion
- salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
How to Make Easy Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Green Onion:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe, including nutritional information.)
- If you’re making your own riced cauliflower, start with smallish pieces of cauliflower and buzz it in the food processor until it’s finely chopped.
- Also prepare 6-8 large cloves of garlic, slicing them in half, and slice a cup of green onions.
- Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and cook the garlic slices just long enough to “season the oil” with garlic flavor. (This only takes a minute or so; don’t let the garlic burn.)
- Remove the garlic and add the cauliflower and season well with salt and fresh ground black pepper.
- Cook the cauliflower over medium-high heat, stirring often, until it’s just starting to soften and lose the raw flavor, about 3-4 minutes.
- Turn off heat, stir in the green onions, and serve.
I promise, people will devour this, especially if you serve it with some kind of tasty saucy meat or vegetables over the top!
More Recipes Using Cauliflower Rice:
Cauliflower Fried Rice with Shrimp ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Baked Chicken and Cauliflower Rice ~ I Breathe I’m Hungry
Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cauliflower Dirty Rice with Andouille Sausage ~ Always Order Dessert
Slow Cooker Cauliflower Rice Greek Chicken Bowl ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Recipe created by Kalyn. Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Ingredients If You're Chopping Your Own Cauliflower
Ingredients If You're Using a 12 oz. Bag of Riced Cauliflower
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 337mgCarbohydrates: 7.6gFiber: 7gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g
Recipe created by Kalyn.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Cauliflower rice is a great dish for most any low-carb eating plans, including low-carb, Keto, Paleo, Whole 30, and the South Beach Diet!
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