Easiest Blender Cauliflower Rice

Easiest Blender Cauliflower Rice Recipe // @nicoledula

Last June during Whole 30, I found myself poring over grain-free recipes. The diet never left me hungry, but I did miss certain textures and seriously craved comfort food. Cauliflower rice sounded odd, but fried rice for dinner sounded like a lifesaver. It turned out to be one of my favorite meals.

The only problem is that making cauliflower rice is typically a real pain. Most recipes call for it to be blitz up in a food processor and I really hate cleaning my food processor. However, now I’ve discovered this blender method and YOU MUST MAKE ALL OF YOUR CAULIFLOWER RICE THIS WAY FOREVER. In 5 blender pulses, you have cauliflower rice! It’s ridiculously easy.

Easiest Blender Cauliflower Rice Recipe // @nicoledula

Add cauliflower florets to a blender and fill with water. Do not overfill past your max fill line.

Easiest Blender Cauliflower Rice Recipe // @nicoledula

Pulse 5 times.

Easiest Blender Cauliflower Rice Recipe // @nicoledula

Drain using a fine mesh strainer and use. That’s it!

Bacon + Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe // @nicoledula

The best part is now you can make tasty cauliflower fried rice. This bacon + kimchi version is coming at ya next week!

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  1. We made cauliflower pizza crust last month. We both felt the same way, why such a mess in damn food processor?!? Well, you just changed everything didn’t you?! Of course you did. <3

    • How did you like the cauliflower pizza crust? I’ve been curious! So glad this is helpful! I thought future cauliflower rice recipes were off the table for me, ha.

      • I loved it. We used the recipe from a Cozy Kitchen. I bet it would be perfection with your SKILLZ. Our skillz weren’t up to par, so we know we need some work. I think we’re doing it again this Friday. 🙂

  2. I love this idea! I’ve been wanting to make cauliflower rice… My husband thinks he doesn’t like cauliflower and will totally think I’m trying to trick him, but I have a feeling he would love a fried rice dish like this 🙂

    • Sometimes a little trick isn’t too bad, right? 🙂 I don’t think the cauliflower fried rice tastes like cauliflower. And one of these days I’ll try that cauliflower pizza crust and see how that goes!

  3. Whole30 brought me here. Totally trying this tonight. Whats the best way to drain it? Seems like the whole in my colander would be too big.

    • Hi Katie! I’m sorry I wasn’t more specific, but I updated the recipe to include using a fine mesh strainer. I have 2 and they come in handy for recipes like these where you don’t want to lose anything down the drain. Thanks for commenting and good luck with Whole 30!

  4. first time i tried cauliflower rice this way and it tastes amazing!!!! thank you for the easy no mess way loved it.

  5. Great tip! Grated my finger tips last week making cauliflower rice – this is much safer, faster, and amazing how much better it works than the grater.

  6. have always wanted to try it using my blender (breville). do you think it will ruin the blades though? I suppose that’s why you add water instead of blending it dry?

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