Smoky Turmeric Cauliflower Rice
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Smoky Turmeric Cauliflower Rice is a delicious way to substitute rice, corn, or even ground meat in meals. This recipe is grain and gluten-free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30 friendly, and low-fat/carb.
Recipe type: side dish, vegetables
Cuisine: American, Indian, vegetarian, vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 16 oz riced cauliflower (about 2¾ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¾ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Pink Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Bragg 24 herb spice
  1. Begin by adding avocado oil to a medium pot or sauté pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Once oil has heated up, add the garlic and stir. Sauté for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add the riced cauliflower, stirring to combine the garlic with the cauliflower.
  4. Continue to stir leisurely as the cauliflower softens for about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add the basil, turmeric, paprika, sea salt. lemon pepper, and herb spice blend.
  6. Mix to combine the seasonings, continuing to sauté.
  7. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 6 minutes.
  8. **Depending how much moisture the cauliflower has, you may want to leave the pot uncovered for a bit.
  9. Once the "rice" is cooked through and softened, remove from heat.
  10. Serve with a variety of meals, cauliflower rice is a good substitute for rice, corn, and even meat in some meals!
  11. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.
  12. Enjoy!
If you've purchased a cauliflower head, slice from the stem and cut the florets into similar sizes. To achieve cauliflower "rice" you can pulse in a food processor, or grate on a box grater.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 42 Fat: 2.4 g Saturated fat: 0.3 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 4.1 g Sugar: 1.3 g Sodium: 273.5 mg Fiber: 1.4 g Protein: 1.4 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe by Mama Harris' Kitchen at