A Paleo Staple – Making Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice - Paleo

Shredded cauliflower in the food processor – looks like white rice, right?

Discovering cauliflower rice was maybe one of the best moments of my life. I love white rice. Doesn’t matter what kind – Basmati, Jasmine, in a crappy Chinese food takeout box … whatevs. I was missing white rice with all my heart and soul – until I discovered cauliflower rice.

If you have a shredding attachment on your food processor, it only takes about a minute to prepare this Paleo staple.

NOTE: I like to use a blend of an oil and a liquid to cook my cauli-rice. Just trust me on this.


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil of your choice – coconut oil, butter, olive oil, etc.

    Shredder disc

    Shredder disc for a food processor. This thing creates magic.

  • 1 cup cooking liquid of your choice – water, chicken broth, coconut milk, vegetable broth, etc.
  • 1 food processor with a shredder blade


  1. Chop that head of cauliflower into florets that will fit into your food processor tube. 
  2. With the shredder blade in place, feed the florets into the food processor. You’ll have a nice fluffy pile of cauliflower “rice” in your food processor bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, place a stock pot on a burner on medium heat. Add your choice of oil (I like coconut oil).
  4. Once all the florets have been shredded, dump the cauliflower rice into your pot. Stir thoroughly.
  5. Then add your liquid. Stir the rice again, thoroughly.
  6. Turn the burner heat down to Low.
  7. Cover your rice and let cook for 15 minutes, stirring regularly to keep the cauli-rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot.

Voila! Tastes great with stir fries, curries, jambalya, gumbo, Asian takeout, etc.

Coconut Cauli-Rice – Use coconut oil and 1 can of light coconut milk (why light? I find that it absorbs into the cauliflower rice better – that’s all).

Jambalaya Rice – Use olive oil, chicken broth and 1/2 chicken bouillon cube.

What are your favorite modifications to cauliflower rice?


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