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Garlic Butter Cauliflower Rice

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice is easy to make, light and fluffy, versatile, and will take on the flavor of any seasonings you add. It's a great low carb side dish for so many meals!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 97kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds cauliflower head 1 small to medium head
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Small handful of fresh herbs such as cilantro, basil, parsley, or scallion, for garnish (optional)


  • Trim the leaves off of the cauliflower head.
  • Rinse the cauliflower under cool running water and pat dry.
  • Use a box grater to shred the cauliflower (the same side you’d use to shred cheese).
  • Heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the oil. Once hot, add the cauliflower and cook until it’s just starting to soften, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs if desired. Serve warm.



  • Net Carbs: 5g per serving
  • This is the basic method for how to make cauliflower rice, but you can play with the flavor profile! You can also add any seasonings, herbs, or spices you like.
  • To make Cauliflower Rice with garlic butter like in the video, melt 2 tablespoons of salted butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Drizzle this over the Cauliflower Rice and serve warm.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 69.3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.6mg