10 Easy Cauliflower Rice Recipes

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Assortment of easy recipes made with cauliflower rice

Cauliflower rice has become a sensation on the internet (and beyond!). And for good reason: This nutrient-rich rice substitute is the perfect way to squeeze in more vegetables in a versatile way. Bonus? Cauliflower contains a powerful plant compound called isothiocyanate that supports detoxification. Win-win! 

If you’re in a cauliflower rut, we’ve got you covered with our favorite easy cauliflower rice recipes, including our top tips for how to make it! (Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

Close up shot of a bowl of cauliflower rice for our How to Make Cauliflower Rice Tutorial
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How to Make Cauliflower Rice
1-ingredient cauliflower rice, perfect for practically any dish that calls for brown or white rice!
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Cooking Mexican-inspired Easy Green Cauliflower Rice in a dutch oven
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Green Cauliflower Rice (20 minutes!)
Fluffy, tender cauliflower rice made green thanks to a blend of peppers and herbs! Just 20 minutes and 8 ingredients required.
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Pan of Cauliflower Rice Kitchari topped with fresh cilantro
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1-Pot Cauliflower Rice Kitchari
A hearty 1-pot meal of kitchari — a traditional Ayurvedic dish for when comfort food is on the brain. Easy to digest and incredibly soothing, our inspired take on this flavorful dish can be served atop greens, grains, or roasted vegetables.
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Lemon wedges and fresh cilantro on a platter of our Cauliflower Rice Mujadara recipe
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Curried Cauliflower Rice with Lentils & Crispy Shallot (Mujadara-Inspired)
A grain-free, healthier take on Middle Eastern-inspired mujadara with cauliflower rice, lentils, and crispy shallot! A satisfying, affordable, flavorful side dish or main.
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Using wooden spoons to pick up a serving of our Vegan Cauliflower Stir Fry recipe
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30-Minute Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry
Easy, flavorful, satisfying cauliflower rice stir fry ready in just 30 minutes! Vegetable-rich, studded with roasted cashews, grain-free!
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Chopsticks resting on a plate of Crispy Peanut Tofu over Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry
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Crispy Peanut Tofu & Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry
Crispy tofu that's baked, not fried, and tossed in a 5-ingredient peanut glaze! Serve over cauliflower rice with sautéed veggies for a flavorful meal that's entirely vegan + gluten free!
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Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Broccoli Bake in a baking dish for a comforting plant-based dish
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Cheesy Cauliflower Rice & Broccoli Bake
Savory, cheesy cauliflower rice and broccoli bake with just 10 ingredients required! The perfect healthy, comforting side dish for holidays and every day!
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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls made with guacamole, cilantro, and black beans
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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl
Flavorful 30-minute burrito bowls made with seasoned cauliflower rice, black beans, grilled peppers and onions, and guacamole! Hearty, plant-based fun.
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Baking pan filled with Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers
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Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers
Savory, simple, 10-ingredient stuffed peppers with cauliflower rice, black beans, smoky seasonings, and salsa! A hearty, healthy, plant-based meal.
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Skillet of marinara sauce beside a batch of Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Arancini
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Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Arancini (Vegan)
10-ingredient vegan arancini with cauliflower rice, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil. Inspired by an Italian dish that’s typically cooked rice stuffed with cheese and fried, only my version is healthier and veganized!
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If you try any of these recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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