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Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Rice

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Cauliflower rice is cooked with a garlic butter sauce and Parmesan cheese for a low carb, gluten free, delicious and easy dish.
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One of my favorite ways to eat cauliflower is making cauliflower rice. And this garlic parmesan version may be my favorite cauliflower rice dish. It’s buttery, garlicky and cheesy. It’s a dish I make with pasta and rice, but it works just as well with cauliflower.

It’s a complete dish on its own or it can be paired with a protein. I love just eating it a big bowl of this for lunch.
a close-up photo of a spoonful of parmesan cauliflower rice

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Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Rice

Servings: 5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Cauliflower rice is cooked with a garlic butter sauce and Parmesan cheese for a low carb, gluten free, delicious and easy dish.
5 from 6 votes


  • 5 cups of raw cauliflower "rice" see note
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small saucepan over a stove top, add butter and minced garlic. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3  minutes, stirring often, until garlic flavors are infused into the oil (melted butter). Careful to not let the garlic burn.
  • In a large skillet, wok or frying pan, add cauliflower rice and bring to medium-high heat on the stovetop. Pour in butter mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top. Stir to mix and cook until cauliflower is tender. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir a few more times until everything is thoroughly mixed. Serve while warm. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired.



  • You'll need a large head of cauliflower. To make the cauliflower rice, I cut the cauliflower into florets and then briefly pulsed in the food processor until they are the size of grains of rice. You can also use frozen cauliflower rice.


Serving: 0.2of recipe, Calories: 129kcal, Carbohydrates: 6.1g, Protein: 3.8g, Fat: 8.6g, Saturated Fat: 5.4g, Sodium: 250.2mg, Fiber: 2.7g, Sugar: 1.4g, NET CARBS: 3g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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98 comments on “Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Rice”

  1. Absolutely delicious! I did add about 1 tbsp of heavy cream (no carbs – yay) to make a little creamier for me. Overall, it just delicious!!!

  2. Wonderful side, made with frozen cauliflower rice. From my 9 year old, teenager and hubby, there were clean plates and no leftovers. Thank you, this will remain in our rotation.

  3. This was so good and had so much flavor! Although I must admit, when I cook I don’t measure everything (unless I’m baking). 
    I added a good shake of cayenne pepper too. My teenager loved it as well! Thanks for a new favorite low carb side dish! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

  4. Looks amazing! PI’m making this for dinner! Can I prepare it ahead and reheat do you think?

  5. Made this as a side dish tonight. I added 1/4 tsp garlic powder to the butter and fresh garlic then finished the rice with finely chopped cilantro. Excellent!

  6. Amazing recipe. I used frozen cauliflower rice and cooked it first. Thank you for this!

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