It’s ridiculously easy to make your own cauliflower rice. There are tons of ways to make homemade rice out of cauliflower, but I prefer this 60-second recipe. It’s quick and effective, and it doesn’t make my neck ache the way grating a whole head of cauliflower by hand does.
You just need 2 things for this recipe: Frozen cauliflower and a food processor. I prefer to use frozen cauliflower because it doesn’t get all watery when I pulse it in my food processor.
Here’s the brand of colorful cauliflower I use for homemade rice. You can buy it at Costco. Whole Foods and similar stores probably carry it as well.
This is just my opinion, but rainbow cauliflower is so much prettier than regular cauliflower. Why eat a boring blob of white veggies when you can perk up the dinner table with vibrant purple, green, and orange veggies?
Don’t feel like you have to make this recipe for cauliflower rice with rainbow cauliflower, though. It works fine with the regular white stuff.
Okay, enough of my rambling. Let’s make a batch of homemade cauliflower rice.
Start by placing your cauliflower florets in a food processor or blender. I’ll update this article later with a photo, so just use your imagination for now.
Pulse the cauliflower for 15 to 30 seconds. If you’re using a low-power model with dull blades (no judgment here if you are), you may need to take a fork or spoon and mix the cauliflower around. Stick your utensil at the bottom of the cauliflower rice and work your way up. Big chunks tend to get stuck at the bottom.
Pulse the cauliflower for another 15 seconds and check your progress. I usually finish a batch of rice in 15 to 30 seconds, but every appliance is different. I use a Ninja food processor when I make my own cauliflower rice – the 16-ounce bowl from this Ninja Master Prep Professional, to be specific).
When you finish making your cauliflower rice, pour it in a freezer-safe container and keep it frozen until you’re ready to whip up a tasty cauliflower rice recipe. It’ll look something like this:
If you use a blender instead of a food processor, make sure you choose the pulse setting instead of the blend or liquefy setting. Blend/liquefy settings transform frozen cauliflower into a creamy batch of soup.
Not sure what to do with your homemade cauliflower rice? Here are a few of my favorite recipes that use riced cauliflower: