Keto Cauliflower Rice

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Keto Cauliflower Rice

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “Keto Cauliflower Rice does NOT taste like rice” I’d be a rich woman. Well, duh. Traditional rice is filled with carbs! Of course it’s going to taste different and have a familiar mouth feel.


Trying to reduce the carbs in our diets is the goal. When doing so we try to get as close as possible to the real rice flavor and mouth feel, but it’s going to be different.

It’s NOT rice. It’s Cauliflower.

Quick Side Dish

With all that said, this recipe is a wonderful AND quick low carb side dish. Grab a bag of riced cauliflower from your freezer and within just a few minutes you can whip this dish up.

Ricing Cauliflower

Not going to lie, I do NOT enjoy ricing cauliflower. It’s easy enough to do, but it’s kinda messy for me.

When I’m making Keto Cauliflower Rice I prefer to buy my cauliflower pre-riced. I find it either from the produce section or even on the freezer aisle at the supermarket.

Butter and Seasoning

I find that one of the reasons people don’t like Keto Cauliflower Rice is because they do not season it properly. When you add a little onion, butter and salt you can actually transform the taste.

Then add fresh chopped parsley to your cauliflower and you bring all the flavors together.


This recipe is only 3 servings. Unless you are cooking for one you probably will not have leftovers.

For that fact alone I always double this recipe for Keto Cauliflower Rice. The leftovers store in the fridge for several days. Also, a quick reheat in the microwave makes for a great next day lunch.

Keto Accountability Coaching

My secret to lasting weight loss

Maintaining my weight loss, and quite frankly staying healthy, has always been the main driver for this website. Making side dishes like this Keto Cauliflower Rice is really my trick.

Sorry, it’s that simple for me…I meal prep and almost always cook at home.

I wrote a few articles about this and will write more. Everyone needs to know that cooking at home is one of my major keys to success.

Every meal does not have to be epic.

When I am prepared I have a much better chance at success and maintaining my best health.


Keto Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

All the fluff and flavor of a great Keto side dish!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Basics, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basic keto, cauliflower, rice
Servings: 3
Calories: 214kcal
Author: The Kellie Kitchen


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion small dice
  • 10 oz cauliflower riced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp butter divided
  • 1/4 cup parsley fresh and chopped


  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions to hot pan and stir to soften for 1-3 minutes.
  • Add your cauliflower rice to the hot pan and softened onions. Stir to fully coat and heat the cauliflower.
  • Generously season the cauliflower with salt, pepper and garlic powder while stirring. Add 2 tbsp of the butter and stir to coat. Turn the heat down to low, cover and continue to cook the cauliflower for another 2-5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped parsley and the other 2 tbsp of butter to the seasoned cauliflower and stir to melt. Continue stirring to fully coat the cauliflower with the melted butter.
  • Serve and enjoy.


I like to use pre-riced cauliflower found in a bag in the produce section.  Sometimes I also find riced cauliflower in the freezer aisle of my supermarket or I freeze my fresh riced cauliflower.
When cooking this recipe, if my cauliflower is frozen I DO NOT DEFROST.  I cook right from frozen.  You may get a little water while cooking.  Simple continue to cook over medium heat with cover OFF to evaporate the liquid.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 555mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 894IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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