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Savory Herb Cauliflower Rice Recipe that Tastes Great and Easy to Make

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Our Savory Herb Cauliflower Rice Recipe is So Versatile

This Savory Herb Cauliflower Rice Recipe from Mod Daily is such a versatile side dish that you’ll enjoy experimenting with it throughout the week. In fact, there’s nothing easier than turning this cruciferous vegetable into “cauliflower rice” with just a few simple steps.

Cauliflower Is a Mildly Flavored Substitute for Carbohydrates

In the world of healthy, low-carb foods, cauliflower is considered a staple. For example, in terms of mainstream product lines, it continues to gain in popularity with mega brands such as Green Giant and Alexia Foods. Consequently, their cauliflower offerings punctuate the frozen food section with appetizing dishes. (I recently discovered Alexia’s Mashed Cauliflower with Sea Salt – it’s delicious!)

Cauliflower Rice Cooks Quickly

Because cauliflower has a mild flavor, it is an excellent replacement for carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice, and wheat. Since this method takes less time than boiling or simmering grain rice with water, you won’t need to spend much time cooking. In addition, it’s a great way to squeeze more servings of vegetables into your diet.

And as promised in a previous post, we would like to suggest pairing our Savory Herb Cauliflower Rice Recipe with our Tender Air Fryer Chicken Breast with Rosemary and Lemon Zest. Give it a try and let us know how it turned out for you. However, if you do not have an air fryer and have been searching for the best model to fit your lifestyle, read 25 Kitchen Gifts for Couples. When selecting a machine, consider countertop placement and the frequency of meals you plan to make with your air fryer.

You can create a filling side dish in just a few minutes with only a handful of ingredients. Mod Daily’s Cauliflower Rice Recipe calls for a head of medium cauliflower, rosemary, thyme, olive oil, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper. That’s it. Simple and delicious!

Prepare the Vegetables and Herbs

Rather than begin with the cauliflower rice recipe and its quick directions, let’s first discuss how to prepare the vegetable and herbs. I invite you to skip to the recipe if you are well versed in this area.

Cauliflower Rice Recipe Preparation – Food Processor

  1. Make sure the cauliflower is thoroughly washed and dried. *Do not skip this critical step.
  2. You can then slice it into four quarters. Once you remove the core break the pieces apart into florets.
  3. Place the cauliflower into a food processor in small batches.
  4. Turn on the food processor and blend at low speed for one minute.
  5. Next, blend the mixture for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes at high speed until it resembles coarse couscous.

*The recipe is super simple but takes an extra minute to remove moisture for better-tasting results.

A mango colored KitchenAid Mixer is used to make Mod Daily's Cauliflower Rice Recipe. Color scheme references the 70s.
Using the coarse shredding blade, attach the Fresh Prep Shredder to your KitchenAid Stand Mixer (make sure the mixer is unplugged while working on this).

Cauliflower Rice Preparation – KitchenAid Fresh Prep Shredder Attachment

  1. Make sure the cauliflower is thoroughly washed and dried. *Do not skip this critical step.
  2. You can then slice it into four quarters. Once you remove the core break the pieces apart into florets.
  3. Attach the Fresh Prep Shredder (Using the Course Shredding Blade) to your KitchenAid Stand Mixer (make sure the mixer is unplugged while attaching).
  4. With the speed set at 4 on your mixer, and bowl placed below, add a handful of florets into the Fresh Prep Shredder.
  5. Apply gentle pressure and watch how quickly your bowl fills with “rice.”

How to Prepare Fresh Rosemary for Our Cauliflower Rice Recipe

The best way to prepare rosemary is to wash it right before using it. The sprigs should be held by the stem and rinsed under cold water for a few seconds. After rinsing, pat the rosemary dry with a paper towel.

People Also Ask How Much Dried Rosemary Equals a Sprig?

We recommend substituting 1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary (medium cauliflower head) if you do not have a rosemary sprig handy. Add more as desired.


How To Prepare Fresh Thyme

It’s ideal to prepare Thyme just before use is to wash it right before use. Hold the sprigs by the stem and rinse them under cold water for a few seconds. After rinsing the Thyme, pat it dry with a paper towel or spin it in a salad spinner to make sure it is thoroughly dried.

How to Convert Fresh Thyme to Dried Thyme

In contrast to a tablespoon or cup, a sprig of thyme does not have a standard measurement or amount. Perhaps it is better to say that the amount is more variable. As its name suggests, a sprig is an approximately four to five-inch long stem or branch from a thyme plant.

The photograph on the left includes the sauteed cauliflower rice recipe ready to eat. Notice the induction cooktop on the left side. Add in your favorite ingredients including scallions and freshly grated parmesan cheese or golden raisins. The image on top right includes cauliflower florets. The photograph right-center show cauliflower riced in a food processor. And the image bottom-right includes the frying pan used to saute the herbs. Remove herbs before adding in the “rice.”

Cauliflower Rice Recipe Ingredients

  • One medium cauliflower “riced” using your food processor or KitchenAid and shredding attachment
  • One teaspoon of olive oil
  • One sprig of fresh rosemary
  • One sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Optional Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins or,
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions and freshly grated parmesan cheese

Directions – Cauliflower Rice Recipe

  1. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil on medium heat with rosemary and thyme to season oil.
  2. Once sizzling, remove stems of herbs and add cauliflower rice.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and occasionally stir till cauliflower browns slightly (about three minutes). Overheating riced cauliflower will cause the rice to become soggy. Instead, Sauté riced cauliflower in olive oil (not too much – stick to 1 teaspoon), which will be softer and more tender.
  4. (Optional) Add a handful of golden raisins and steam for two more minutes. Serve with your favorite main dish.
A collage of herbs and vegetables.
A collage of nature’s bounty and the ingredients included in the Savory Herb Cauliflower Rice Recipe.

Ready for a Cup of Coffee?

As you prepare this meal, do you notice that your refrigerator is a little disorganized? Not to worry. Read all about Organizing Your Refrigerator for Freshness here. Afterward, if you are interested in a hot cup of coffee, check out the 5 Best Nespresso Coffee Machines, Coffee Basics, or 5 Modern Coffee Station Ideas. The Mod Daily team enjoys a great deal of coffee, as you might imagine.

We are so glad that you are reading all about our Savory Herb Cauliflower Rice Recipe that Tastes Great and Easy to Make. We’ll leave you with one more tasty recipe – our Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas Salad with Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing. Yum!

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Savory Herb Cauliflower Rice Recipe that Tastes Great and is Easy to Make


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  • Author: Gigi Day
  • Total Time: 10

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Versatile Savory Herb Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Try this recipe for savory herb cauliflower rice from Mod Daily. You’ll love experimenting with it. The easiest way to cook cauliflower rice is to chop it up, and with a few simple steps to follow, you can make this cruciferous vegetable into “rice.”


Ingredients

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Cauliflower Rice Ingredients

  1. One medium cauliflower “riced” using your food processor or KitchenAid and shredding attachment
  2. One teaspoon of olive oil
  3. One sprig of fresh rosemary
  4. One sprig of thyme
  5. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Optional Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins or,
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions and freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat with rosemary and thyme to season oil.
  2. Once sizzling, remove stems of herbs and add cauliflower rice.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and occasionally stir till cauliflower browns slightly (about 3 – 4 minutes).
  4. (Optional) Add a handful of golden raisins and steam for two more minutes. Serve with your favorite main dish.

Notes

Overheating riced cauliflower will cause the rice to become soggy. Instead, Sauté riced cauliflower in olive oil (not too much – stick to 1 teaspoon), which will be softer and more tender.

Nutrition Information

The nutrition information below does not include optional ingredients such as golden raisins or parmesan cheese.

  • Category: Vegan
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 25
  • Sugar: 2.4
  • Sodium: 30
  • Fat: 0.1
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 5.3
  • Fiber: 2.5
  • Protein: 2
  • Cholesterol: 0
Gigi Day
Gigi Dayhttps://themoddaily.com/
Gigi Day is a designer and writer. Her blog, The Mod Daily, is full of life-enhancing home décor, lifestyle tips, and advice to optimize life at home.

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