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Gluten-Free Paleo Cauliflower "Rice"

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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4
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This simple side uses cauliflower as a stand-in for rice, but after tasting this substitution, you may become a cauliflower convert!
Created Nov 8, 2016
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  • 4 cups (1 L) cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped green onions (8 medium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) sea salt flakes
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) fresh thyme leaves


  • 1
    In food processor, place 1 cup (250 mL) of the cauliflower. Cover, and pulse until coarsely ground to the size of grains of rice. Transfer to large bowl; repeat in three more batches with remaining cauliflower. There should be about 3 1/2 cups (875 mL) cauliflower.
  • 2
    Place 12-inch (30 cm) skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of the oil, then add green onions and salt. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until green onions soften. Add remaining 1 tablespoon (15 mL) oil and the cauliflower; toss to coat. Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly toasted and dried out.
  • 3
    Add chicken broth. Heat to simmer until all liquid evaporates. Stir in parsley and thyme.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Be careful not to over-process the raw cauliflower in the food processor. You'll end up with more of a couscous than a rice if you take it too far.
  • Tip 2
    Experiment with different flavours and herbs based on what you're serving with the cauliflower. For example, try green onions and cilantro when serving with Mexican cuisine.
  • Tip 3
    Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

100 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 7g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 servings (3/4 cup each)
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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