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Cheesy Cauliflower Rice

Rich and creamy, this is the tastiest cheesy cauliflower rice recipe you will ever make!

One serving will fill you up—it’s the perfect side dish to serve with beer can chicken or briny pulled pork.

Even though it’s made with riced cauliflower instead of macaroni noodles, this recipe will remind you of homemade mac and cheese. The cheese sauce is thick and rich, with heavy cream and freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese.

Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Tips

To really get the thickest and richest sauce, try really hard to remove as much water or moisture from the cauliflower rice as you can. The best way to do this is to rice the cauliflower in a food processor, then place the cauliflower rice in a cheesecloth and wring it tightly until it stops dripping water.

I know it’s tempting to try and save time and just saute the cauliflower rice at the same time as the garlic and onion but don’t. First, take a few minutes to saute the butter, garlic, and onion. This will extract more flavor from them and amp up that flavor.

Carb-free ways to boost the cheesy cauliflower rice with more flavor include sprinkling everything bagel seasoning on top, adding hot sauce, and sprinkling red pepper flakes on the rice.

Store leftover cheesy cauliflower rice in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator for up to three days. It’s perfect for meal prep for the week.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 cup fresh riced cauliflower 
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

STEP 1: Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions & cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.

STEP 2: Add the cauliflower rice to saucepan and cook for 5-6 minutes more.

STEP 3: Stir in heavy cream, grated cheddar, and seasonings. Cook until the cheese is fully melted, approximately 3-4 minutes more.

CHEESY CAULIFLOWER RICE

Rich and creamy, this is the tastiest cheesy cauliflower rice recipe you will ever make!
4.67 from 6 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy cauliflower rice, Gluten Free, low carb
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Thinlicious.com

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup yellow onion dices
  • 1 tsp garlic mined
  • 4 cups fresh riced cauliflower 
  • cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions & cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the cauliflower rice to the saucepan and cook for 5-6 minutes more.
  • Stir in heavy cream, grated cheddar, and seasonings. Cook until the cheese is fully melted, approximately 3-4 minutes more.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 2.9gProtein: 5.9gFat: 19.1gFiber: 1.8g

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Rich and creamy, this is the tastiest cheesy cauliflower rice recipe you will ever make! One serving will fill you up - it's the perfect side dish.

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  1. 5 stars
    Can’t get enough of this cheesy dish! It will be a delish dish to bring to our small group potluck dinner.

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