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5 Best Cauliflower Rice Recipes

08 December, 2016

5 Best Cauliflower Rice Recipes

The first time I made a recipe with cauliflower rice, I had to go through the messy process of chopping up the cauliflower myself. I found little cauliflower pieces all over my kitchen days after my first attempt. Now you don’t even have to go through that process. Most grocery stores and even some convenience stores like Target have packaged, pre-chopped cauliflower.

Using cauliflower rice in recipes isn’t only easy with prepared options, it’s also a great way to turn classic comfort foods into gluten-free, low-carb alternatives. Plus, the cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower packs 11 grams of protein per head. Boost your veggie consumption by trying the 5 best cauliflower rice recipes below.

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1.Cauliflower Pizza Crust

It’s almost impossible to pass up a slice of pizza, even if you just finished a meal. And now there’s no reason to feel guilty about it. Riced cauliflower, eggs, and coconut flour make this gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly Cauliflower Pizza Crust from Nutrition Stripped a lighter take on the traditionally heavy pizza dough. Plus, I totally dig her pizza topping list. Organic tempeh with fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes, anyone?

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2. Cauliflower Rice Maki Rolls

My alone-on-a-desert-island food is sushi. Substitute traditional white rice for riced cauliflower and you’ve taken sushi to a whole new nutritious level. The secret to getting that sticky consistency? Josephine from A Tasty Love Story mixes in a bit of cream cheese with the cauliflower.

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3. Cauliflower Enchilada Casserole

Holy Guacamole. This dish from Closet Cooking puts my ho-hum enchiladas to shame. You can’t look at the picture without having your mouth water! By using riced cauliflower instead of the dozen or so tortillas used in most enchilada recipes, you can skip the extra calories but still get all the delicious zesty flavor you crave.

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4. Cauliflower Rice Pudding

Vegetables for dessert? Don’t dismiss the idea until you give this Cauliflower Rice Pudding recipe from Cookies to Kale a try. The textured pudding is satisfying and sure to cure any sweet tooth. The best part? The recipe calls for only five ingredients and can be made in 15 minutes flat.

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5. Cauliflower Rice Lettuce Cups

Need a quick app to serve at an upcoming dinner party? These cauliflower lettuce cups are sure to impress. The only thing that could make these lettuce cups better? A drizzle of Veggie and the Beast’s Sriracha peanut sauce.