Healthy Cauliflower Rice Recipes

Find healthy, delicious cauliflower rice recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Cauliflower Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 8
Slash the calories and carbs of traditional stuffed peppers by swapping white rice for cauliflower "rice." The riced cauliflower is hearty and won't turn to mush during baking. Use an assortment of red, yellow, orange and green peppers to make an appealing presentation.

Sautéed Shrimp with Mango Salsa & Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Rating: 4.64 stars 11
Shrimp and rice get a tropical makeover in this healthy 400-calorie dinner. Instead of rice, we've combined riced cauliflower and coconut milk for light coconut rice topped with spicy shrimp and a juicy mango-avocado salsa to cool it all down. Squeeze on some fresh lime juice before digging in to take this easy meal to the next level.

Korean Steak, Kimchi & Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Rating: 4.7 stars 10
Using riced cauliflower as the base of these "grain bowls" is an easy (and tasty!) way to up your vegetable servings. If you've ever wondered how to make those jammy eggs served with ramen, here you go! Let them simmer for 3 minutes more if you prefer a hard-set yolk.

Cuban Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 7
In this riff on a healthy grain bowl recipe we use cauliflower rice instead of another whole grain like brown rice to cut back on carbs and load up on veggie servings. A simple citrusy mojo sauce drizzled on top gives this easy lunch or dinner a Cuban flair.

Greek Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Grilled Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 3
These healthy Mediterranean cauliflower rice bowls topped with feta, olives, veggies and grilled chicken are impressive yet take just 30 minutes to make.

Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice

Rating: 5 stars 5
Cut down on carbs and amp up your veggie servings with this healthy cauliflower fried rice with shrimp, broccoli, bell peppers and garlic. Everything is cooked in one wok or skillet, but in stages, so each element keeps its integrity in the finished dish instead of being all mushed together--it may seem fussy, but it's worth it and actually quite easy. Resist the urge to stir the cauliflower rice right away; letting it cook undisturbed for a few minutes allows it to brown and develop sweet, nutty flavors. This better-than-takeout healthy dinner comes together in just 25 minutes, so it's perfect for busy weeknights.

Southwestern Cauliflower Rice Bowls with Shrimp & Avocado Crema

Rating: 5 stars 3
These healthy Southwestern cauliflower rice bowls, topped with black beans, corn and smoky chipotle shrimp, get a cool-down from homemade avocado crema and take just 30 minutes to make.

Vegan Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

Rating: 5 stars 2
These meal-prep vegan burrito bowls are healthier and more flavorful than takeout. Make them early in the week for grab-and-go meals when days are busy. We use frozen cauliflower rice, a low-carb substitute for white or brown rice, to cut down on prep time.

Black Bean-Cauliflower "Rice" Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 2
This aromatic cauliflower rice bowl comes together in minutes and is a simple meal for one. Using frozen riced cauliflower instead of rice keeps the carbs in check--and makes for quicker prep.

Cauliflower Chicken Fried "Rice"

Rating: 4.67 stars 11
Get an extra serving of vegetables and cut back on carbs by replacing rice with riced cauliflower in this healthy chicken fried rice recipe.

Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cauliflower "Rice" Tabbouleh

Rating: 4.33 stars 3
Chicken breasts on the grill have a smoky flavor that's enhanced with an easy spice rub. We chose flat-leaf parsley in this salad because it has a stronger herbal taste than its sometimes-bitter curly counterpart.

Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

Rating: 5 stars 5
This easy-to-make and meal-prep burrito bowl is even better than takeout! You'll never miss the carbs in this protein-packed, super-flavorful meal that replaces the cilantro-lime rice with cauliflower rice. We love this with chicken but it would be just as delicious with shrimp.
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Inspiration and Ideas

17 Recipes That Start with a Package of Frozen Cauliflower Rice
Utilize the food in your freezer with these frozen cauliflower rice recipes. Swapping in frozen cauliflower rice for brown rice will save you a ton of time in the kitchen and you'll get in an extra serving of vegetables while you're at it. Recipes like Cauliflower Risotto and Korean Steak, Kimchi & Cauliflower Rice Bowls are delicious, filling and perfect for making freezer-friendly meals.
Cauliflower Rice
Rating: 5 stars
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When cauliflower is pulsed in a food processor, it magically turns into a vegetable that really resembles white rice. In this easy recipe, cauliflower rice is made into an herbed pilaf.