Easy Stovetop Cauliflower Rice | Yup, it's Vegan

Simple Stovetop Cauliflower Rice

Easy method for how to make cauliflower rice on the stovetop. Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free and paleo substitute for rice that's great with stir-fries, curries and more. Only 2 ingredients needed!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword basic cauliflower rice, how to make cauliflower rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Total Yield 2 servings
Calories Per Serving 125 kcal
Author Yup, it's Vegan


  • 1 head of cauliflower roughly chopped, stem and leaves removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (or other oil of choice)


  1. Add the cauliflower to a food processor and pulse about 15 to 20 times, or until the size of the cauliflower resembles large grains of rice. It's best to err on the side of larger, as the cauliflower will turn to mush if you over-blend. Remove any larger pieces and discard them or chop them up.
  2. Warm the oil in a large skillet (preferably non-stick) over medium-high heat. Add the pulsed cauliflower rice and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower rice "kernels" are crisp-tender.
  3. Season with salt and pepper if desired, and serve with accompaniments of your choice. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Stovetop Cauliflower Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 half recipe)
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 1273mg36%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 268.1mg325%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.