Cauliflower Rice Pilaf Recipe

Dish Info

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf is a delicious, low-carb alternative to traditional pilaf. This dish features finely chopped cauliflower sautéed with aromatic onions, garlic, and mixed vegetables. Seasoned with herbs and spices, it offers a burst of flavors in every bite, perfect as a light,


1 large head of cauliflower, riced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup mixed vegetables (e.g., peas, carrots, bell peppers) 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth


1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro 1/4 cup sliced almonds or raisins (optional)

step 1

Prepare Cauliflower Rice: Cut cauliflower into florets and pulse in a food processor until it resembles rice grains. Set aside.

step 2

Sauté Aromatics: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté chopped onions until translucent, then add minced garlic and cook for another minute.

step 3

Add Vegetables: Stir in mixed vegetables and cook until they start to soften.

step 4

Cook Cauliflower Rice: Add the riced cauliflower, broth, cumin, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Stir well and cook until the cauliflower is tender, about 5-7 minutes.

step 5

Finish and Serve: Remove from heat and stir in fresh parsley or cilantro. Add optional almonds or raisins for extra texture and flavor. Serve hot as a side dish or light meal.