If you’re wondering how to make cauliflower rice and how to season cauliflower rice, so that it tastes really really good, you need to try this one-pan spicy and cheesy cauliflower recipe! It’s a gluten free vegetarian cauliflower recipe, delicious, healthy, and the perfect easy low carb dinner idea for busy weeknights!
How To Make Cauliflower Rice
Have you ever made cauliflower rice before? It’s super easy: you basically put some cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until it’s chopped so small that is looks like rice. The one thing I won’t recommend is to pulse for too long – you don’t want to shred that cauliflower too small. If you find a floret won’t pulse all the way through – take out the rice and pulse that floret alone again.
If you don’t have a food processor, but time, a lot of patience and good grating skills, another option would be to use a grater – works just as well! Or with even more skills and patience – chop chop chop into tiny pieces.
Once you’re done with the chopping you’re ready to make your own delicious cauliflower rice in a pan.
Spicy and Cheesy Cauliflower Rice
And this is what we’re gonna do today. We’re gonna make this amazing, AMAZING spicy and cheesy cauliflower rice. Seriously, I don’t usually get the urge to ever make a recipe I’ve made myself or I’ve seen on the internet, especially as I just finished lunch, but I want to make this cauliflower rice ASAP. And the recipe is super old, a senior…I made it like in August – I’m really behind with my content, mkay, detective…we know it.
Now let me show you how this is done before I start chewing on my screen.
The Ingredients For This Cauliflower Recipe
- cauliflower rice
- olive oil
- crushed red pepper
- smoked paprika
- chopped greens (arugula, basil and parsley)
- pickled jalapenos
- cream cheese
- shredded mozzarella
- don’t forget about salt and pepper
How To Make Spicy And Cheesy Cauliflower Rice: Step By Step
Step 1: Make your cauliflower rice in your food processor or using a grater. To do this, separate the cauliflower in florets and pulse until it resembles rice. Don’t pulse too much, you don’t want the cauliflower to get too small – it will get mushy as it cooks.
Also, chop your vegetables.
Step 2: Saute the cauliflower rice with some salt, crushed red pepper, paprika and olive oil in a nonstick pan at medium-high for 3 minutes. Cover with a lid.
Step 3: Add some garlic, the carrot and greens while stirring consistently.
Step 4: Cover with a lid and let cook for 3-4 minutes.
Step 5. Add in some more garlic, the jalapeno and cream cheese. Stir again.
Step 6: Finally, stir in the mozzarella and turn the heat off.
Well, hopefully, you try this super easy recipe. I was pretty skeptical when it comes to cauliflower rice, like WTF it won’t taste like rice. And it doesn’t, but it tastes really good when you add the right things to it. I do hope you enjoy this cauliflower dish, if you do, let me know what you think!
- 2 1/2 cups cauliflower rice
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ carrot, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1 cup chopped greens (arugula, basil and parsley)
- 1 tbsp pickled jalapeno
- 1 tbsp cream cheese
- ½ cup mozzarella, grated
- Make cauliflower rice in your food processor or using a grater.
- Saute cauliflower rice with some salt, crushed red pepper, paprika and olive oil in a nonstick pan at medium-high for 3 minutes, then cover the pan with a lid.
- Add 1 clove of garlic, the carrot and greens. Stir well.
- Add in some more garlic and stir again. Then stir in the jalapeno and cream cheese.
- Finally, stir in the mozzarella and turn the heat off.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 610mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 12g