Healthy & Delicious Cauliflower Rice

I am soooo excited to share this recipe with you guys today. I made it on my insta story about a month ago and as promised, now it’s up on my blog! Sorry it took so long for me to get it up. I took a little break over the holidays. But better late than never! And with so many people making resolutions to eat better in 2018, I thought now was the perfect time to share it!

I can’t take credit with this recipe though. I got it from Sophie Uliano on Home & Family. Check out her site HERE for a bunch of super yummy and healthy recipes! On one of my first days on Home & Family she made this dish and I told her right then and there that is was one of my favorite things I’ve EVER eaten! And that’s the truth. Since I had it on the show, I’ve made it countless times. It’s so so so yummy and SUPER healthy! But the best apart about it is that it’s fulfilling and feels hearty. I legit feel like I’m eating carbs/rice even thought the entire dish is fruits and veggies! In fact, when these pictures were taken my friends Ashley and Kim were over and they were both obsessed too! Ashley went home and made it for herself the very next day! Anyway, I hope you guys love it as much as I love PLEASE let me know if you make it and tell me what you think. And also, please share YOUR favorite healthy recipes in the comments below. This preggo lady is obviously not trying to loose weight but I want to try to eat as healthy as possible for my little baby growing inside me!


1 bag of cauliflower rice (My was 16oz – You could also chip or grate a head of cauliflower)
Yellow onion
vegan butter
Fresh mint, cilantro, parsley
Sliced almonds
Dried Cranberries
1 Lemon (2 if lemon is small)

Finely chop up half the yellow onion and sauté it in a pan or pot with some vegan butter until onion is translucent. I like to use a pot over a pan because it keeps the cauliflower more contained.

Add the cauliflower. I cook it on low to medium setting for about five minutes or until the cauliflower is more translucent.

That’s the only cooking you need to do.

Take the leaves off the stems of all the herbs and finally chop them. You’ll want about a cup of each herb (give or take). If you don’t like cilantro just add a 1/2 cup more of parsley and mint.

I get edamame from the freezer section that is already de-shelled to make it easier. But if you get edamame with shells just de-shell them.

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. I’d say I use about 1 cup of cranberries, 1 cup edamame and 1 cup sliced almonds. But really it’s to taste. If you add a cup and you think it needs more, add a little more of each. So

I add the juice from one lemon for dressing.

And there you have it! I delicious and healthy recipe that will satisfy your need to a hearty dish without the guilt! Hope you guys LUV it!!! Happy 2018!

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51 Thoughts

51 thoughts on “Healthy & Delicious Cauliflower Rice

  1. Hmmmm it does look good, but at my stage what doesn’t over my diet. Hope it all works out with your new home soon. Keep positive vibes as they will return to you & your family.

  2. This sounds so yummy! But I’m allergic to almonds! Do you think sunflower seeds would taste ok with the lemon juice?

  3. Looks yummy!

    Do you add the cauliflower to the onions and cook them together after the onions are translucent?

    Does this store well? Or is it so good there’s none to store?


  4. I’ve never heard of cauliflower rice. Is it sold in the refrigerator section? I just thought I’d have to grate my own cauliflower when I first saw the recipe. If they do, sure makes it easier

    1. It doesn’t keep well. I would eat with a day or two. I always eat mine all up on the first day! It so good and healthy that you can!

  5. Hi Ali
    That sounds like a winner recipe.
    I looked at Sophie’s site & found it to be very informative.
    I’m going to make the healthy Moringa smoothie!

  6. Ali it was an incredible dish, I’m not a big fan of Celentro but it wasn’t bad. My didn’t seem very lemony, not a lot of lemon juice I used two lemons. But I did enjoy the cranberries I had a cup and a half.

  7. Thank you for this great recipe. I went out and bought the ingredients right away and made it for supper! My kids and husband loved it. They gave it a thumbs up! I finely chopped the cauliflower because we don’t have cauliflower rice where I live. It worked perfectly.

  8. Hi Ali!
    I’ll definitely have to give this a try…looks so good! If you like broccoli, here’s one of my absolute favorite recipes! And even if you don’t like broccoli, I’d still recommend trying it. My husband HATES broccoli but will devour this salad whenever I make it!

    Broccoli Salad

    -1 cup Mayo (I use Hellman’s made with Olive Oil)
    -3 tbsp red wine vinegar
    -3 tbsp sugar

    -2 cups chopped broccoli
    -1/2 to 1 cup dried cranberries
    -1 cup sliced seedless red grapes
    -1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    -1/2 cup bacon bits

    Mix the dressing ingredients. Toss with the combined salad ingredients up to 3 hours before serving. Keep refrigerated. Stays good for up to a week.

  9. Just made this and LOVED it! It’s the perfect trifecta… healthy, delicious, AND easy to make! Will be adding this one to the rotation. Thanks Ali! Would love it if you shared more recipes 🙂

    A few notes that may help others:
    *I used one 12oz fresh package of cauliflower rice from the store even though the recipe called for two bags.
    *I used dried cranberries and bought toasted slivered almonds.
    *I bought the frozen deshelled edamame and had to microwave the edamame for about 90 seconds because I forgot to dethaw it.

  10. Finally made this today – soo delish! Thank you so much!
    I actually made it in the morning before I went to the gym, popped it in the fridge and ate it cold like a salad with a can of tuna for my post-workout lunch! It was the perfect meal with protein and lots of healthy goodness for your muscles!
    Oh, and I doubled the amount of cranberries and skipped on the almonds since I’m not a huge almond fan but LOVE dried cran, made for the same in nutrition (more or less) and it was so yum 🙂

  11. I’ve been doing the 17 Day diet and completely changing my lifestyle. I can’t wait to try this! Thank You 🙂

  12. I made a double recipe of this tonight after seeing it on your insta stories! LOVE IT! This is definitely going to be a new staple for me. Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Hi, Ali!! Looks like my kind of salad. Have you ever tried substituting arugula, spinach or any other lettuce for the fresh herbs? I’m going to try this recipe soon and will let you know how we like it. I love all of the ingredients, except my daughter hates cilantro. Will leave that out!! Thanks! xo

  14. Love this! Made it twice this week and it is my new fave! I added a ton of herbs and squeezed plenty of Meyer lemons in mine. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I’m excited to try! Question… do we season with salt and pepper at all or just lemon juice? Thanks!

  16. Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing, cant wait to try.

    Do you eat it for breakfast/lunch or dinner? How many portions is roughly 1 bag?

  17. Where do you get your cauliflower rice? I have gotten it frozen at my local Sprouts and it still tends to be soggy when cooked. 🙁

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