I hate cauliflower.  It’s true; I truly hate it.  I have never grown it in my garden, and I will only eat cauliflower if it is dunked in some veggie dip, ranch dressing or melted cheese dip.  That doesn’t sound too healthy, does it?

Recently, Julie and I started a detox challenge in an effort to kick off the New Year, the 2018 Kwitchyerbellyakin Fitness Challenge and our overall healthy lifestyle.  We were looking for a rice substitution, and Julie found a cauliflower rice recipe. The reason we were looking for a rice substitute is that rice, particularly white rice) can be incredibly processed once it is harvested (i.e., milled and bleached).

I digress. I made this recipe to go with a chicken dish, and Julie and I were pleasantly surprised with the results!

Since starting the detox challenge and discovering this recipe, I have actually changed my perspective on cauliflower and might actually add it to my 2018 garden!  Believe it or not!

Give this recipe a try.  You will be pleasantly surprised!

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Hate Cauliflower? Try this Paleo Cauliflower Rice Recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp of coconut oil or olive oil can be substituted
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 medium white onion
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Wash cauliflower and drain.
  • Remove the "curd" or smaller heads from the main stem.
  • Discard the stem and leaves.
  • Place the curd in a food processor (we use an attachment on our Ninja).
  • Pulse the food processor under the curd is broken down into rice-sized pieces.
  • Chop or grind the onion and garlic in the processor.
  • Heat coconut in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add cauliflower, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper to the skillet.
  • Cover skillet and cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid and fluff 'rice' with a fork.


Servings 4 | Calories 113 | Sugar 5g | Fat 7g | Carbs 11g | Fiber 5g | Protein 4g

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