I rinsed it in warm water in a colander to defrost it. So easy – so WORTH the little bit of effort – best cauli rice I have made to date!!! 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. I shall share this also. Or buy the florets. I just made this and I didn’t have fresh lemon but did have the Realemon juice. I used my pre-chopped frozen parsley on it. First time making cauliflower rice and it is a winner! Could I cook this in a pan, instead of the oven? But the person who cooked it for me has gone away for a month and is not reachable, but, I have found it here. Very good, probably my favorite way we’ve done cauliflower rice yet! I integrate this into my meal plan at least twice a month. Cauliflower Rice now available frozen, from Green Giant and Hanover at local supermarkets. Roasted Cauliflower … Roasted Pineapple and Ginger Cauliflower Rice. It’s roasted for about 20 minutes and it’s super flavourful with lots of olive oil, garlic, parmesan, fresh parsley and salt and black pepper. Ready for the oven in just 5 minutes! Herb tip: If you buy fresh parsley, mint and cilantro but won’t be using it all, finely chop it (a must) and then freeze it in ziplock bags. The store bought, produce section fresh cauliflower rice tends to smell weird during cooking, a turn off to me. Wanted to roast some asparagus so tossed it on top of the rice for the last 12 minutes. I’m so happy to know this works with frozen cauliflower! Cauliflower is also an excellent vegetable to make a low carb side dish. Made this tonight to go with a roasted chicken and brussel sprouts. Just curious though, why its 3pts+ if veggies are free. My husband HATES cauliflower but said this could be a regular side dish! Oh my!!! Hi Gina. When using frozen cauliflower rice should I defrost it first or start the recipe with frozen? I’ve made Gina recipes before with cauliflower. We wish we had more!! twitter link I steamed it in microwave first. Then stir and smooth out again. Wondering if it would work. I couldn’t stop eating it. Sabrina is a trained professional chef who has cooked for private clients for over a dozen years. So if it’s mixed into the cauliflower wouldn’t each serving have to be 60 calories from just the oil alone? I’m happy you pointed out the benefit of making the “rice” yourself because of shelf life issues. Get recipes & exclusive content via email: You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of emails you receive. :)t Again I thank you Gena. Thanks so much for sharing! Save it to your Pinterest board now! Remove from oven, stir well, and spread out again. When I calculated this recipe it came out to 3 SmartPoints per serving. Your email address will not be published. To cut the cauliflower into rice: Remove the core and coarsely chop the cauliflower into florets, then place the cauliflower (in 3 or 4 batches) in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. If using fresh cauliflower heads, how many does it take to make 16oz of riced cauliflower? Or is it better to freeze uncooked, and then cook once defrosted? Remove, stir and rotate the pan. The recipe was easy and delicious. Can I use Pam spray instead of olive oil so that it would be zero smart points? Put the cauliflower in your food processor. A definite “keeper”. NO wonder people think they don’t like it. I’m normally averse to eating cauliflower, but I loved this recipe! Toss the cauliflower rice in a large bowl with 1 Tbsp ghee or coconut oil plus the salt We wanted more. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!! My favorite recipe for cauliflower rice so far. It’s Small Business Saturday! . Love. HI! Roast for 15 minutes, stirring once halfway through, until the mushrooms and cauliflower are tender and lightly browned. Fill a food processor halfway with cauliflower florets, then pulse until it breaks down to about 1/4- … Will never try to replace rice with cauliflower in the future. Serve … This basic recipe is going into the regular side dish rotation. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Fresh cauliflower is so delicious, I’ve learned to keep a close eye on the grocery stockers and grab the fresh heads whenever I see them.