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Lemon Garlic Cauliflower Rice. A healthy substitute for rice! It’s naturally gluten free, vegetarian (can be vegan!), and so tasty! Full of fresh lemon juice, basil, garlic, and parmesan cheese. Less than 300 calories for the WHOLE recipe! showmetheyummy.com #glutenfree #healthy #vegetarian #vegan #lightenedup #cauliflower #fresh #rice
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Lemon Garlic Cauliflower Rice

This Lemon Garlic Cauliflower Rice is a delicious low carb alternative to rice. It's gluten-free, vegetarian, and full of fresh lemon flavor, basil, garlic, and parmesan.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, healthy, lemon garlic
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1 head cauliflower should make 4 cups "rice"
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup parmesan shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh basil finely chopped
  • salt to taste


  • Break cauliflower into large florets, rinse well. Make sure to pull the leaves off.
  • Dry really really well with paper towels.
  • Place 1/2 of the cauliflower florets into your food processor.
  • Pulse until the cauliflower looks like rice or quinoa. Place the cauliflower into a large bowl and set aside.
  • Repeat with remaining cauliflower. You should end up with about 4 cups of "rice".
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat.
  • Once hot, add in riced cauliflower. Cook for 5 minutes or until desired texture has been reached.
  • In the last 30-60 seconds of cook time, stir in minced garlic.
  • Lower the heat and stir in parmesan, lemon juice, basil, and salt, to taste. Stir until the parmesan has melted.
  • Serve immediately!


Vegan? Use a vegan parmesan or simply omit the cheese!
Nutrition information is for the whole recipe!!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 51.3mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 0.6mg