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cauliflower pilaf rice

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: American


Tasty cauliflower rice pilaf is a quick side dish made entirely with riced cauliflower. It’s loaded with amazing texture and flavor!


  • 3 Tbps. olive oil
  • 5 cups riced cauliflower, not frozen
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen diced carrots, peas, corn, and green beans
  • 1/4 cup sliced toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest, from about 2 large lemons
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in garlic and vegetables. Cook for a few minutes until fragrant and tender, stirring nonstop. 
  3. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in almonds, parsley, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


  • Leftovers: Leftover cauliflower rice keeps for approximately 4 days in a sealed container in the fridge.

Keywords: grain-free, easy cauliflower side dish, low-carb