A white bowl with cauliflower rice and a spoon.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American


Learn how to make cauliflower rice in just a few minutes. It’s an easy recipe that tastes great with curry, stir-fries, rice bowls, or any saucy main course. 

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  • 1 large head of cauliflower (about 3 lbs.)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (coconut oil tastes great. use avocado or canola for a neutral flavor)


  1. Remove the leaves then chop the cauliflower into 2-inch pieces. 
  2. Working in batches, pulse the cauliflower in your food processor until it resembles rice, about 10-15 pulses. Do not over-process or it will turn mushy. 
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the riced cauliflower and cook, stirring a few times, for 2-3 minutes, or until the cauliflower has softened slightly.


This recipe will make about 8 cups of raw cauliflower rice. Once cooked, you’ll have 6 cups of rice.