Big Mixing Bowl With Homemade Cauliflower Rice

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Here's how to make cauliflower rice, using a food processor to rice a fresh cauliflower head. It's so easy and takes less than 5 minutes!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make cauliflower rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 64kcal


  • 2 to 2.5 lb head cauliflower


  • Rinse the cauliflower, then dry well.
  • Cut the stem off the cauliflower, then cut the florets away from the stem. Discard the stem.
  • Cut the cauliflower florets into small pieces (see photo), then place into a food processor, in two batches.
  • Pulse the cauliflower florets several times, until cut down into a rice size.
  • The cauliflower rice is now ready to be cooked for any recipe you'd like.


A 2 to 2.5lb head of cauliflower makes about 6 cups of cauliflower rice.
To cook cauliflower rice, heat a few tablespoons of butter or oil in a skillet, and cook the rice for about 5-8 minutes over medium high heat, tossing often, until the cauliflower rice has cooked enough to lose its raw flavor, but isn't mushy.


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 77mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g