Step-by-step instructions for making cauliflower rice. This basic recipe can then be used to make any recipe that calls for riced cauliflower. It's the perfect base for cauliflower rice casseroles, cauliflower fried rice recipes, and even cauliflower pizza crust.
Cut the cauliflower in quarters and remove all of the green leaves.
Box Grater Instructions: Use a box grater to grate the quartered pieces of cauliflower into "cauliflower rice."
Food Processor Instructions: Break up the cauliflower quarters into smaller florets. Add the florets to the bowl of your food processor, fitted with a metal S-blade. Pulse the cauliflower until the texture is similar to rice.
To Drain The Cauliflower. [optional]: To remove any excess water from the cauliflower, place the riced cauliflower on a clean dry kitchen towel (flour sack towels are perfect for this). Tightly squeeze the cauliflower in the towel to remove all of the water.
The riced cauliflower is ready to use in any recipe.
To Cook: Add a teaspoon of oil to a sauté pan. Add the riced cauliflower and sauté for a few minutes, until the riced cauliflower is warm. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cauliflower Rice Pizza Crust. 2 cups riced cauliflower + 2 eggs + 2 cups shredded mozzarella + 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning + 1 teaspoon of fennel. Spread on a Silpat and bake at 450℉ for 15 to 20 minutes. Top with your favorite toppings and then return to the oven.
Mexican Cauliflower Rice. 4 cups riced cauliflower + ½ cup each of corn and black beans + ¼ cup salsa.
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice. 4 cups riced cauliflower + ¼ cup each diced onion and chopped cilantro + juice of 1 to 2 limes.