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Perfect Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Rice

Make your low carb sides amazing every time with this recipe for perfect pressure cooker cauliflower rice!

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.

Make your low carb sides amazing every time with this recipe for perfect pressure cooker cauliflower rice!

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.

Make your low carb sides amazing every time with this recipe for perfect pressure cooker cauliflower rice!

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.

Make your low carb sides amazing every time with this recipe for perfect pressure cooker cauliflower rice!

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

Perfect Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Rice

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Additional Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • 18 ounces riced cauliflower
  • 1 cup water or broth

Instructions

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

Notes

Nutrition calculated with cauliflower rice cooked with water.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 0.2gSodium: 28.8mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2.4gSugar: 1.8gProtein: 1.9g

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Ross

Friday 28th of February 2020

My wife and I were thrilled with this technique. I used a cup of chicken stock and some Italian herbs. The "rice" was flavorful, light and actually fluffy. Great solution!

Leon

Wednesday 14th of August 2019

Hey if I used frozen cauli rice should I be using less liquid and/or let it thaw first?

jessa

Wednesday 14th of August 2019

I'd try with a little less liquid, I don't feel like you need to thaw it.

Christine

Friday 5th of April 2019

If I need to make enough of this for a large group, should I make it in 2 batches? And then can I put it all back in the IP on keep warm and it will make it a little while?

jessa

Sunday 7th of April 2019

I haven't tried doubling the recipe, but it might work just fine. But to be on the safe side, I would do two batches.

Charlie F

Thursday 31st of January 2019

I love the cauliflower rice at Costco. We eat it all the time. I will be trying this for sure. Anything to simplify dinner is a great help.

jessa

Thursday 7th of February 2019

That's fantastic! My Costco stopped selling the fresh cauliflower rice. Now I just use my cheese grater to grate make it. It's a pain, but I don't love the frozen stuff so much.

Miz Helen

Sunday 22nd of April 2018

Congratulations! Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and it will be pinned to our Features Board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate! Miz Helen

jessa

Sunday 22nd of April 2018

Fantastic! Thank you!

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