Roasted Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Lemon

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Roasted Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Lemon combines my love for cauliflower rice with the nutty flavor of roasted cauliflower. The tastiest way to prepare riced cauliflower!

I love cauliflower "rice", and I love the nutty flavor of roasted cauliflower so I combined the two to make this easy low-carb side dish that goes great with just about anything from chicken, to steak or fish.
Roasted Cauliflower Rice

Riced Cauliflower is a fantastic stand-in for rice when you want to eat low-carb, grain-free or keto. This roasted version is outstanding, but some of my favorite cauliflower recipes recipes are Cauliflower Fried Rice, Cauliflower Rice Arancini, and Skillet Cauliflower Rice Arroz Con Pollo.

What can’t cauliflower do! I love cauliflower every way from boiled, to roasted, but I also love using it for low carb swaps. Everything from low-carb mashed potatoes, low-carb potato salad, and low-carb rice!

What is Cauliflower Rice?

Cauliflower rice is small chunks of chopped cauliflower, about the size of a rice grain prepared as a rice substitute. A fantastic, low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice. You can make if yourself riced cauliflower yourself in a food processor, buy it pre-cut fresh in most supermarkets, or purchase it frozen.

Buying it pre-cut is super time saving, but will cost a little more than making it yourself and the shelf life of buying it fresh in bags is shorter than making it from scratch. Frozen will last longer, and is great for many recipes, although I find the taste best when you make it yourself.

What to Serve with Roasted Cauliflower Rice

This easy, 5-ingredient side dish goes great with just about anything from roasted chicken, roast beef, pork chops, steak or fish.

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

Cut the cauliflower into florets, then place a few pieces at a time in the food processor and pulse a few times until it resembles rice. Don’t put too much in the food processor as it will over-process and turn to mush.

Roasted Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Lemon combines my love for cauliflower rice with the nutty flavor of roasted cauliflower. The tastiest way to prepare riced cauliflower!

Roasted Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Lemon combines my love for cauliflower rice with the nutty flavor of roasted cauliflower. The tastiest way to prepare riced cauliflower!

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I love cauliflower "rice", and I love roasted cauliflower so I combined the two to make this easy low-carb side dish that goes great with just about anything from chicken, to steak or fish.
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Roasted Cauliflower "Rice" with Garlic and Lemon

124 Cals 5 Protein 13.5 Carbs 7 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Roasted Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Lemon combines my love for cauliflower rice with the nutty flavor of roasted cauliflower. The tastiest way to prepare riced cauliflower!

Ingredients

  • 16 oz riced cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • To cut the cauliflower into rice: Remove the core and coarsely chop the cauliflower into florets, then place the cauliflower (in 3 or 4 batches) in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.
  • Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a large sheet pan with oil. Combine the riced cauliflower, olive oil, garlic and salt on the prepared sheet pan, spread out in a single layer and roast in the oven 25 minutes, mixing halfway until golden.
  • Remove from oven, top with fresh lemon juice and parsley.  Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Notes

If you want to double the recipe, use two sheet pans.

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 13.5g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 7g, Sodium: 349.5mg, Fiber: 6g
WW Points Plus: 3
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  2. Can you substitute minute Rice instead of cauliflower?

  3. I used frozen riced cauliflower and this came out wonderful. I baked it for half an hour. I did mix it half way through. This was a nice side dish. I really enjoyed the lemon. It was the perfect addition.

  4. 425 for 25 minutes was way too hot/long. Most of it burned and had be tossed. I’ll try again at a lower temp —what we salvaged was delicious. 

  5. My family LOVES this recipe! I’ve shared it with many of my friends. This recipe is so delicious and flavorful. A definite “keeper”.

  6. This is PERFECTION! So easy – so WORTH the little bit of effort – best cauli rice I have made to date!!!

  7. Could you use frozen broccoli rice? I am allergic to cauliflower.😞

  8. So good! I used frozen riced cauliflower instead of fresh and this came out great. Light and fresh!

  9. This was really good😋. I added some leftover red bell pepper too!  Perfect flavor with a hint of lemon. My husband really enjoyed it as well.