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Easy Keto Cauliflower Rice

keto cauliflower rice in a bowl
Learn how to make cauliflower rice - the most popular side dish in keto cooking. This is the ultimate guide you need to make an easy and quick cauliflower rice dish that is full of flavor.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Servings 4
Calories 60 kcal


  • Grater or Food Processor


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 1.5 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • ¼ cup water or chicken stock optional


  • Remove the outer layers of the cauliflower. Using a large knife to remove the bottom stem. Cut the cauliflower in half and then quarters.
  • Rice the cauliflower using a food processor or a box grater. Skip if you have frozen cauliflower rice.
  • Heat the butter in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add the cauliflower rice, salt and crushed pepper. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. If it still looks raw and dry, sprinkle ¼ cup of water or chicken stock. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for additional 2 to 3 minutes until the cauliflower is tender.
  • If using frozen cauliflower, leave the pan uncovered to let the water evaporate.
  • Adjust seasoning and serve.


A medium head of cauliflower yields 4 cups of raw cauliflower rice.
Each serving has 4g net carbs.
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Serving: 100gCalories: 60kcalTotal Carbs: 7gProtein: 2.7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gFiber: 3gCalcium: 68mgNet Carbs: 4g
Keyword easy, Keto, Low carb, Meal Prep
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