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Easy Cauliflower Rice (With or Without a Food Processor)

This short and easy guide on how to make cauliflower rice is super easy, and it can be done with or without a food processor! Cauliflower rice is a healthy option for any casserole, soup, or main dish!

Course How To, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower rice, how to make cauliflower rice without a food processor
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Author Savannah McGhee


  • 1 head cauliflower


  1. Cut a head of fresh cauliflower into fourths. Make sure to fully remove the green stem from the center of the cauliflower.


  1. With a cheese grater and plate, gently rub cauliflower florets onto the grater. We like to use the medium-sized blades for cauliflower rice.Use the plate to catch the rice.

  2. Once all the cauliflower has been grated, then transfer to a storage container to freeze or use immediately.


  1. Transfer cauliflower to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. You may have to process in multiple batches depending on the size of your food processor and cauliflower. Do NOT fill more than 3/4 full. 

  2. Pulse the cauliflower until completely broken down into couscous-sized granules.

    Remove any large unprocessed pieces and grate them by hand or reprocess.