How to Make Garlic Cauliflower "Rice"

Updated: Apr 13, 2019


Cauliflower "rice" has become a staple in our household. It's easy, quick, and delicious. Growing up, Josh would eat garlic rice for breakfast. I grew up thinking waffles/pancakes, cereal, or eggs and bacon were the only foods in the breakfast category.

I have been converted. Garlic "rice" with a few strips of bacon on top is now a go to breakfast in our house ... er ... tiny Boston apartment.


So how do you actually make garlic cauliflower rice? It really is ridiculously simple.

What you need:

  • 1 cup riced cauliflower

  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or butter)

  • salt to taste


This recipe makes two servings, and is 198 calories per serving, 14g of fat, 6 net carbs (11g carb - 5g of fiber), and 2g of protein.

Step 1:

Melt your fats in a pan over high heat. If you go the butter route, just be sure not to burn it.

Step 2:

Add the minced garlic and sauté until golden brown. Again, just be careful not to burn the garlic. Unless you're into that, then you do you.

Step 3:

Add the riced cauliflower and stir to desired dryness. We aim for when the cauliflower starts to brown. This process takes about 8-10 minutes. We stir often to help evaporate any moisture as quickly as possible.

Some notes about cauliflower rice

If you've never riced cauliflower before, don't worry, you don't need anything special. Just a sharp knife. To rice cauliflower remove the green bits and proceed to mince—finely chopping—the head of cauliflower. This is a messy process. Cauliflower likes to get everywhere.

If you have a food processor, even better! Chop the head of cauliflower into chunks and toss in your processor. Then your riced cauliflower is already contained to a bowl.

Finally, the easiest—or laziest, if you're like me—thing you can do is to buy riced cauliflower from the frozen food section of your preferred grocery store. We like to buy Via Emilia Organic Riced Cauliflower from Costco. In the Spring and Summer we try to buy fresh cauliflower from the local farmer's markets, but in the winter we buy pre-riced frozen for quick and easy meals.

That's really all there is to making low carb and keto friendly garlic "rice." It's a quick and easy meal that is great as a side for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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