This flavorful cauliflower rice is a great low carb rice substitute to pair with your favorite dishes. Roasting the cauliflower gives it a unique sweet and nutty flavor. This is one of my favorite ways to eat cauliflower rice.
I love cauliflower rice. Usually the two cauliflower rice dishes I make the most are my garlic parmesan cauliflower rice or cauliflower fried rice. But lately, I’ve been obsessed with this garlic roasted cauliflower rice.
If you’ve roasted cauliflower before, you know that cauliflower develops a unique sweet and nutty flavor when its roasted and this flavor can’t be achieved if you simply sautee or steam the cauliflower. It occurred to me recently that what I missed most from my cauliflower rice was that roasted flavor, which is where I got the idea for making roasted cauliflower rice.
It does take a little more time than cooking the cauliflower on the stovetop, but you can make a large batch enough to last a few days.
- Most grocery stores now sell cauliflower rice, so you can save time by using pre-riced cauliflower.
- You can also make your own cauliflower rice. Use fresh cauliflower and either pulse it in a food processor until it resembles the size of grains of rice or chop by hand until it resembles grains of rice.
- Cauliflower rice is so versatile and is great for meal prep recipes, too.
The rice is so flavorful, you can just eat it by itself. Or you can use it with my beef and broccoli with cauliflower rice, taco bowls with cauliflower rice, fajita bowls with cauliflower rice, or skinny bang bang chicken with cauliflower rice.
Garlic Roasted Cauliflower Rice
- 3 cups raw cauliflower rice
- 3 garlic cloves finely minced
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp finely chopped parsley (optional)
- Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, add cauliflower and garlic. Drizzle with oil and season with salt. Stir and mix until cauliflower is evenly coated in oil and garlic is evenly spread out.
- Spread cauliflower onto the prepared baking sheet in a thin layer.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Stir cauliflower so that the bottom comes to the top. Roast for another 5-10 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and develops a a subtle sweet roasted flavor. If desired, garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
- You can buy pre-riced cauliflower or make your own.
- To make your own cauliflower rice, use fresh cauliflower and either pulse it in a food processor until it resembles the size of grains of rice or chop by hand until it resembles the size of grains of rice.
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.