Making cauliflower rice in the blender is a simple and easy way to create the texture and consistency that you’re looking for. There’s no need to waste time with any other appliances other than letting the blender take over and do all the hard work for you.
And once you start making riced cauliflower in the blender and put it to use in your favorite recipes, you just may find it’s your new favorite meal builder!
It’s not only fast and easy to do, but it gives you options for cooking the cauliflower rice in the microwave or roasting the cauliflower rice as well. Have I mentioned that cauliflower rice is easy to make AND versatile in how it can be cooked?
The Fastest Way to Make Cauliflower Rice
Using a blender to make cauliflower rice makes it the fastest and easiest process. If you can make a smoothie, you can make cauliflower rice with a few pulses, a minute tops.
Another awesome perk of making homemade cauliflower rice is that you can use the entire part of the cauliflower, so you’re not wasting anything!
How to Cut the Cauliflower
When you’re cutting a head of cauliflower, you’ll want to cut it in even pieces fit inside the blender. Typically, I’ll cut the head in half and then chop it into smaller pieces from there.
Use your cutting board, and don’t worry about being precise. Once you add the cut cauliflower to the blender, it’s all going to be pulsed and chopped up into riced bits very shortly.
Keep in mind that you can’t fill up your blender to the top, I recommend filling it ¾ of the way with cauliflower and water. This means you’ll need to do this in batches.
Typically, a whole head of cauliflower will take 2 to 3 batches of ricing in the blender.
How to Make Riced Cauliflower in the Blender
Turning a whole head of cauliflower into rice by pulsing the contents of the blender shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes of your time. Here’s how to make it step-by-step:
- Remove the outer leaves of the cauliflower and wash it if needed.
- Cut the cauliflower in half and then cut those halves into pieces.
- Fill the blender ¾ of the way up with the chopped cauliflower, and then add water to just cover the top of the cauliflower that’s in the blender.
- Place the blender onto the blender base and double-check that the lid is secure.
- Pulse it a few times to chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces, creating the cauliflower rice.
- Drain off the water and squeeze the water out of the riced cauliflower. Repeat the process with any remaining cauliflower pieces.
That’s it! You now have cauliflower rice that’s ready to be used in your favorite recipes!
TIP: make sure that you wring off as much water as possible, so it’s not soggy in your recipe.
Want to see how easy it is? Watch this short video to see how it’s done for perfect cauliflower rice in your blender.
How to Make Riced Cauliflower not Soggy
To keep the riced cauliflower from getting soft and soggy, you’ll need to extract as much water as possible by wringing it out after draining the water out.
One option is to add the cauliflower rice to a strainer and then push down on the rice with the back of a spoon. This will push out any excess water quickly and easily.
The other option is to place the cauliflower rice into a clean kitchen towel, close it tight, and then ring it out over the kitchen sink. This method is my favorite.
Either method works great, and you’ll be shocked at how much excess water comes out.
What to Serve with Cauliflower Rice
There are so many delicious recipes that pair perfectly with cauliflower rice. It’s fun and flavorful to mix and match options.
How to Make Cauliflower Rice in the Blender
- 1 head cauliflower
- Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower and rinse under water, if needed.
- On a flat surface, slice the cauliflower head in half, then coarsely chop the cauliflower into floret pieces.
- Place cauliflower pieces inside the jar of your blender, about ¾ of the way full. Fill with enough water to just cover the cauliflower pieces.
- Place the lid on the jar to seal. Blend on medium speed, pulsing a few times, until the cauliflower has been chopped and resembles small grains of rice.
- Drain the water out through a colander into the sink. Transfer the riced cauliflower onto a clean kitchen towel and ring out excess water.
- Transfer cauliflower rice into an airtight container to zip bag for up to 3 days or freeze for up to a month.