Recipe: Savory Paleo Cauliflower Rice


While greens may be all the rage right now, there’s another member of the cruciferous family of vegetables you’ll want to add into your weekly meal rotation: Cauliflower.

Cancer-fighting, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich, the versatile veggie provides your body with plenty of vitamin C, vitamin K and beta-carotene, plus it supports healthy digestion and detoxification.

After hearing a bunch of buzz about using mashed cauliflower in place of potatoes and grated cauliflower in place of rice, I decided to take the latter for a whirl. Not only was it a lot easier to make than I thought, but the texture and flavor were a hit with everyone — even the toughest meat-and-potatoes critics!

Savory Paleo Cauliflower Rice


  • 1 head cauliflower, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Zehnder’s Chicken Seasoning (or similar flavoring, you may want to try chicken or beef bouillon)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Using a grater, grate the cauliflower to a coarse texture that resembles grains of rice
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  3. Add garlic and onion, and sauté until garlic just starts to brown and onion is translucent (3-4 minutes)
  4. Add in cauliflower and continue to sauté for another 4-5 minutes or until tender
  5. Season with chicken seasoning, salt and pepper, and serve

Here’s a closer shot to show the texture. Honestly, it’s pretty tough to tell that this isn’t the real thing (i.e. rice) — and the best part is that it’s super-filling, yet low in calories and packed with nutrients.


And in case you’re wondering about the rest of the meal, I paired it with Almond Flour Chicken Fingers and broccoli for an all-around awesome Paleo-rific dinner. Enjoy!


4 thoughts on “Recipe: Savory Paleo Cauliflower Rice

  1. I have been meaning to give Cauliflower rice a go! Bookmarking this recipe! I love it roasted and as ‘pizza’ dough so I am assuming this way will be delish in my book as well!


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