This is an incredibly simple but delicious recipe that is on constant rotation at our house. At only 3g net carbs this is a nice alternative to rice or starches. It comes together super quickly and you might even be able to trick your kids into eating it. Honestly even if you aren’t on a ketogenic diet, you will love this recipe. I had not eaten a single piece of cauliflower in my entire life before starting keto last year and now I make this cheesy cauli rice minimum of once per week.
What makes this recipe even easier… organic frozen riced cauliflower from Costco. It comes in 12 oz packages and is literally perfect for this recipe. I love shredded gouda from Aldi but you can use any cheese you have on hand. I have used parmesan and made this kind of into a risotto. I have used sharp cheddar or Colby jack. We literally eat this cheesy cauli rice every week.
I used to keep a pantry filled with boxed rice and risotto mixes from sprouts to make as sides for dinner. And don’t get me wrong, I still love a good boxed risotto in the summer time when you have last minute dinner guests. But this is SO much healthier and will actually keep you full. This is a great side for almost any protein. It goes well with chicken, shrimp, steak, and lobster if you’re feeling fancy. Aldi had cold water lobster tails in the freezer this week so I will be making this into a kind of lobster cauliflower risotto.
Cheesy Cauliflower Rice
12 oz riced cauliflower
4 tbsp butter
1 medium white onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper
4 oz shredded gouda
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until softened, ~5 minutes.
Mix in garlic, salt, and pepper, cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
Saute cauliflower for 5 minutes until cooked al dente. Stir in gouda until melted.
Makes 6 servings. Each is 160 calories, 13 g fat, 5 g carb, 2 g fiber, 6 G protein.