Make your low carb sides amazing every time with this recipe for perfect pressure cooker cauliflower rice!
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I might be the only one here with this problem, but I have royally screwed up cooking cauliflower rice more than once. It usually has to do with over cooking and turning to mush or being too wet. I want my cauliflower rice to look and feel like rice…soft and fluffy. I finally found the answer to my problem, the Instant Pot. Yep, that oversized lug of a gadget that I am slowly embracing. I already professed my love of using it to make shredded chicken for my weekly meal prep.
Using the pressure cooker for the cauliflower rice has been…dare I say it…a game changer. We eat cauliflower rice multiple times a week, and I kind of disliked standing over the stove, stirring it and waiting. I mean it’s hard to make healthy meals day in and day out when you have a toddler, two kids in multiple after school activities and what not, so I will take any short cuts I can get. And this presure cooker cauliflower rice is just that.
All you need for this is one cup of liquid and approximately 18 ounces of riced cauliflower. I get 32 ounce bags of riced cauliflower at Costco, in addition to frozen bags. I prefer the fresh to frozen, but the fresh doesn’t last long at all. Of course I could rice my own in a food processor or just using a grater, but we’re going for convenience here folks! Plus, have you riced cauliflower with a grater? Cauliflower gets everywhere. And I’m a messy cook to start with, so it’s just not good.
Put your riced cauliflower in the pressure cooker, add your liquid and stir. You can add salt or seasonings if you’d like. I use chicken stock typically, which adds a ton of flavor. After stirring, secure the lid. Press manual. The pressure level should default to high pressure, but double check to make sure. Set it to cook for one minute. One whole minute. Once the pressure cooker gets to pressure, typically 8 minutes for me, then cooks for 1 minute, it’ll beep. At this point do a quick release to let out the pressure. Then your done!
If for some reason there is a little excess liquid in your cauliflower rice, just drain it. It happens from time to time, but doesn’t change the texture of the rice.
What will you put on your pressure cooker cauliflower rice? How about this Cheesy Cheddar Cauliflower Rice!!
Perfect Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Rice
Yield 6 servings
18 ounces riced cauliflower
1 cup water or broth
Put your riced cauliflower in the pressure cooker, add your liquid and stir. You can add salt or seasonings if you'd like. After stirring, secure the lid. Press manual. The pressure level should default to high pressure, but double check to make sure. Set it to cook for one minute. Once done cooking, quick release to let out the pressure. Fluff with a fork
Nutrition calculated with cauliflower rice cooked with water.
Courses Side Dish
Cuisine Low Carb
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.2 g
Sodium 28.8 mg
Total Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
Sugars 1.8 g
Protein 1.9 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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