How To Make Cauliflower Rice? All Information!

How to make cauliflower rice

How to make cauliflower rice? Cauliflower is an easy vegetable and is often eaten in Dutch and Belgian cuisine. With cauliflower, you can also do other things than just cooking. You can make rice with it; cauliflower Rice. How do you do that, make cauliflower rice? That is told in this blog, also how you can prepare, store and season it. And much more.

How To Make Cauliflower Rice?

The cauliflower is first to cut into coarse pieces. Then you can cut or grate the cauliflower, but easier to do in the blender. The cauliflower rice is generally never cooked but fry or wok the rice for about 4 minutes.

This is in short how to make cauliflower rice. In this blog, a lot of information is shared about cauliflower rice. We have written several blogs about cauliflower, they are mentioned in the text and if you find them interesting you can view them.

Now we move on to cauliflower rice.

What is Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is exactly what the name says it is, rice made from cauliflower. The cauliflower is made/chopped into small pieces, making it resemble grains of rice.

cauliflower Rice

It’s not rice, of course, but it looks like rice. Cauliflower rice is ground cauliflower. How to make cauliflower rice……

Making Cauliflower Rice

Of course, you need cauliflower to make cauliflower rice! The green leaves of the cauliflower are removed and the cauliflower is roughly chopped. Not only do you use the florets, the stem of the cauliflower is also used to make the rice.

There are several options for making cauliflower rice.

Blender Or Food Processor

The cauliflower cut into large pieces now goes into the blender or mixer and the cauliflower is made small. Check if the rice is the desired size. If not, mix it again.

cauliflower rice in blender

Remove the rice from the blender and put the remaining cauliflower in the blender and make rice from this as well. Keep doing this until the whole cauliflower is made into rice.

This is how to make cauliflower rice. We used a blender for this, but you can also make it in other ways.

To cut

You can also cut cauliflower into rice. You first cut slices of the cauliflower and you cut these slices further into rice. Your rice will probably be coarser in texture than rice from the blender.

grating

A vegetable grater/cheese grater can also be used for making cauliflower rice. In this case, the rice will have a finer texture. Initially make large pieces of cauliflower that you can easily hold and pass over the grater. Collect the rice in a bowl.

These are the method of making cauliflower rice. You can now participate in anything. Bake, stir-fry, season and season. But also save it for next time. You can also freeze cauliflower rice.

Freezing Cauliflower Rice

The easy thing about cauliflower rice is that you can make a lot and store it very well. Freezing raw cauliflower rice is the best option if you want to store it for a longer period of time.

Place the cauliflower rice in a freezer bag or freezer container with a lid and place in the freezer. You can keep the rice for 3 months without it losing taste. If you want to use the rice in your dish, you don’t have to thaw it. It can go straight from the freezer into the pan; Nice and easy!

Storing cauliflower rice

You can store the raw rice in the refrigerator for a short period of time. You can keep the rice in a sealed container for 4 days. After that period it will lose its firmness and taste.

Cauliflower Rice Healthy

Nowadays there are many new vegetable options for sale in the supermarket. Think of beetroot bread or carrot pizza crust. These are factory-made products that are likely to have been processed and usually contain preservatives.

Cauliflower rice is also relatively new and only cut into the rice. Especially when you prepare it yourself, there are no preservatives in it and you have pure cauliflower. With pizza crust made from cauliflower, you really have to check the packaging to see what products are used.

Cauliflower is included on a scale of 5 of the nutrition center and in its pure form, just like cauliflower rice is extremely healthy.

Cauliflower Rice Cooking

Cauliflower is a vegetable that we normally cook. The cauliflower can be cooked al dente or very soft. For information on how to cook cauliflower, check out our ‘ 9 Ways to Cook Cauliflower ‘ blog.

However, cooking cauliflower rice is not a good idea. The cooking time is very short and the cauliflower becomes very soggy. It becomes a kind of porridge that you can do little else with. We always prepare cauliflower rice in a different way, namely…

Prepare cauliflower rice

Cooking is not an option for cauliflower rice, other ways that are applied to cauliflower rice are baking or stir-frying. But before you start, it is important to know how much you need for one person.

How much cauliflower rice per person

When you prepare cauliflower you will have an idea of ​​how much cauliflower you need. With cauliflower rice, we have lost this feeling a bit. It is a large bowl with all rice and how much do you need for 1 person.

You need about 150 grams of cauliflower rice per person if you are going to bake or stir-fry cauliflower rice. Of course, it depends on what other ingredients you bake with. But as direction 150 grams is sufficient.

Preparing cauliflower rice

There are really only two correct ways to prepare cauliflower rice really tasty and those are by baking or stir-frying. Sometimes steaming is also given as an option and roasting in the oven but the best preparation methods are described below.

Baking cauliflower rice

Baking the rice is easy and quick to do. The cauliflower is cut very small so the cooking is done in no time.

  1. Place the frying pan on the heat source with a little oil and heat the oil.
  2. Then put the cauliflower rice in the pan and fry it for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Season the cauliflower with salt and pepper and optionally with curry powder. Mix this well and you have delicious fried rice from cauliflower.

The next way is stir-frying with other ingredients.

Cauliflower Rice Wok

When you stir-fry cauliflower with other ingredients, it is always the other ingredients that go into the wok first. Finally, the cauliflower rice is added, because it is so cooked. I’ll give you an example.

For the preparation of cauliflower you can read our blog ‘ How to Prepare Cauliflower? ‘ look. Now on to the rice.

rice from cauliflower in the wok
  • 1 cauliflower made into rice
  • 200 grams small broccoli florets
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • A few carrots grated
  • 1 yellow bell pepper in strips or cubes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 sliced ​​spring onions
  • pepper and salt

You prepare it as follows:

  1. Place the wok on the heat source with a little oil and heat the oil.
  2. Saute the onion and garlic in the wok.
  3. Add the bell pepper, grated carrots and broccoli florets to the pan and stir fry for 4 minutes.
  4. Then add the cauliflower rice and spring onions and stir fry for about 4 minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pierce the broccoli florets with a fork to check if they are tender. If the fork goes in easily, it’s ready.

The rice is now ready to be served. Delicious with baked potatoes. Enjoy your meal.

If you still want to prepare the rice in the oven, the roasting time is 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

If you are going to steam, take a preparation time of 5-8 minutes and after steaming, press the moisture out of the rice with a towel.

Cauliflower Rice Herbs

Seasoning cauliflower rice works the same way as you season cauliflower, it remains cauliflower. We have written an entire blog about seasoning cauliflower; ‘ What Herbs For Cauliflower?’ gives plenty of options.

cauliflower and cauliflower rice

To help you on your way, you can use the following herbs, not all at once, but choose your own combination.

  • Garlic
  • Soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper 
  • curry powder
  • onion powder 
  • dragon
  • Thyme 
  • Parsley 
  • Nutmeg 
  • chili flakes 

For combinations of these herbs, I refer to our blog about cauliflower herbs, see above under cauliflower rice herbs.

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