Paprika Cauliflower Rice

Paprika Cauliflower Rice

This is just a slightly different version of your basic cauliflower rice. I find that it totally makes you feel as though you’re eating carbs, it’s Whole30 approved and just a plain yummy side to whatever protein you might be having (tonight it was barbecued eye fillet – so good!).

Paprika Cauliflower Rice


1 onion, chopped finely

4 garlic cloves, chopped finely

A small handful of parsley, chopped finely

1 head of cauliflower, grated (on the coarse side of the grater)

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp cayenne powder

6 tbsp olive oil


With olive oil in a pan on medium heat, fry the onion, garlic and parsley together until the onion is well softened. Add the rice, and fry until cooked (5-15 minutes, depending on the size of your pan etc). It will still be white, with a little of the rice looking a light golden colour. Add cayenne and paprika, and stirring with a wooden spoon, fry for another minute.

Serve as a side! Enjoy.

6 Responses to “Paprika Cauliflower Rice”

  1. Peter says:

    how much rice?

  2. Mark says:

    I have made this twice and it is fantastic. It is my wife’s new favorite thing. FYI, the first time I used the grater, but this time I used the food processor. I was careful to just pulse it so that I didn’t turn the cauliflower into mush. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Carmen says:

      Thanks Mark, actually yes I’ve now done it in the food processor too, so glad you like the recipe!! I’ll post an update on the recipe and note that as a (much quicker) option!! =)

  3. Holli says:

    Can it be frozen?

  4. Denise says:

    I used veg I had already cut up and froze. I used the frozen veg and the food processor method worked wonderfully with it frozen. I would assume this could easily be frozen. Not certain about the texture after with the small texture but I freeze my cauliflower after cleaning znd cutting.

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