5 Quick & Clean Ways to Cook Cauliflower Rice for Dinner

Cauliflower rice sushi roll
Photo Credit: The Wooden Skillet

Updated Nov 19, 2019 @ 2:42 pm

By Lauren Paige

Cauliflower rice has been all the rage in recent years and for a great reason — it’s chameleon of a vegetable — pairing well with a variety of flavors. It also happens to be one of the most popular grain-free alternatives to regular rice making it a staple in many kitchen today. Whether you’re cutting back on carbs or looking to eat more veggies, here’s some simple ways to use cauliflower rice as a healthy swap in recipes that call for starchy carbs.

Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Grilled Zucchini from Food Faith Fitness

Take your typical zucchini boats from boring to bold by throwing them on the grill and stuffing them with a lemony cauliflower rice mix. Top it with seasoned shrimp and ride these boats into the quick and clean dinner sunset!

Cauliflower rice tabbouleh
Photo Credit: View From Great Island

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh by View From Great Island

This is quick and clean, veggie-packed salad is a twist on the glorious Middle Eastern cracked wheat dish. Swap the bulgur with cauliflower rice for a gluten- and grain-free bowl of goodness that will have everyone saying this tabbouleh is too good!

Spicy Salmon and Avocado Cauliflower Rice Sushi Roll from The Wooden Skillet

Cauliflower Rice Sushi is a delicious, quick and easy alternative to regular rolls. The spicy salmon and creamy avocado go perfect together and dipped into a cool bowl of coconut aminos (basically, soy-free soy sauce) it makes the perfect gluten-free, paleo-friendly plate.

Chicken katsu onigirazu
Photo Credit: A Dash of Dolly

Chicken Katsu Onigirazu from A Dash of Dolly

This paleo take on the traditional Japanese rice sandwich is a game changer. Its layers of cauliflower rice and juicy chicken are wrapped in seaweed to make a quick and easy sandwich to go, that’s even better cold!

Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash from 24 Carrot Life

Squash season is among us and cauliflower rice is not about to be left out. These acorn squashes are filled with all the fall flavors we love and is a quick and easy way to use up all your seasonal veggies. Then top it with dried cherries or cranberries and chopped pecans to add some extra flavor and crunch.