Tired of plain cauli rice? I don’t blame you. This post will show you how to make cauliflower rice taste good and includes some recipes that will keep you coming back for more.
Whether you’re trying to eat low-carb or want to incorporate more veggies into your diet, riced cauliflower is the perfect side dish to add to your meals!
What Does Cauliflower Rice Taste Like?
Plain cauliflower rice has a very neutral flavor that can easily be transformed by the cooking method, ingredients added to it, or seasonings used to give it flavor.
Much like plain rice, boiled potatoes, oatmeal, and pasta, it’s the perfect meal builder or versatile side dish, except it’s low-carb and also nutritious.
How to Make Cauliflower Rice Not Taste Like Cauliflower
There are two main ways to make cauliflower rice not taste like cauliflower: changing the cooking method or by seasoning it. You can:
Roasted cauliflower rice takes on a nutty flavor and crisp around the edges texture. Recipe below.
Gone are the days when you pop that steamable bag in the microwave and used that heated veggie as a plain side. Borrrring! A few recipes below.
You’ll be surprised what a little olive oil and garlic can do for plain cauliflower rice. From plain to gourmet in about 3 minutes. See more below.
How to Season Cauliflower Rice
If using frozen cauliflower rice that’s been thawed, the best time to season it is when you first put it into the pan since its wet texture will take on the seasoning. If using raw cauliflower rice, you just made that’s not wet, wait about a minute for it to release some moisture with the heat from the pan.
Make sure to sprinkle your seasonings evenly around the pan and not just in the middle; since it will adhere to the cauliflower pretty quickly and you might end up with some parts more seasoned than others.
Cauliflower Rice Recipes That Taste Amazing
Coconut Cauliflower Rice
Just 4 simple ingredients will make cauliflower rice taste just like Thai rice from take-out.
Spanish Cauliflower Rice
The perfect substitute for Spanish rice can be served as a side or turn it into a one-bowl meal.
Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice
An instant classic, while it’s technically still a side dish, add a little bit of chicken, and you’ll have a complete meal.
Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Perfect for a low-carb taco night! This Mexican riced cauliflower will satisfy any craving.
Cheesy Cauliflower Rice
Like a loaded baked potato, but it’s cauliflower. This recipe is going to blow your mind.
Roasted Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Roasted cauliflower rice has a delicious, toasty, and nutty flavor, and it makes a perfect swap for regular rice in all of your favorite meals.
Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice
A delicious, low-carb meal of chicken cauliflower fried rice that you can whip up in 20 minutes -quicker than take-out delivery.
Making Your Own Cauliflower Rice
Did you know that making your own cauliflower rice is easy to do? In a matter of minutes, one of the following methods can come to the rescue. Plus, from a medium head of cauliflower, you’ll get 3x what you get in a single, pre-riced bag.