Low Carb Simple Creamed Cauliflower Rice

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Low Carb Simple Creamed Cauliflower Rice

This Keto side dish is quick and easy to whip up while you’re waiting on something to finish in the oven. You can also quickly throw this recipe together for a side in your meal prepping. Southern comfort food influenced this dish, giving a play on creamed vegetables. With a very high fat content, you can enjoy the creamed cauliflower with a simply-cooked protein. There are more pairing options listed further down in this introduction. Divide this original recipe into smaller portions if you wish to include other high-fat dishes in your meal. Also listed below or ways you can bulk up the creamed cauliflower rice with low-carb ingredients to turn it into a filling meal.

What To Eat With This Keto Side Dish

Thanks to the heavy cream and butter utilized in this recipe, your side dish is full of Keto fats. If you’re pairing the creamed cauliflower rice with other dishes, you’ll need to choose dishes that aren’t quite so high in fat. If you eat meat, this is a very opportune way to enjoy a simple-prepared protein without changing the ratios of your macros. Season either a chicken breast, ground beef patty, or ground turkey patty with your favorite seasonings. Then, cook in olive oil until done. If you’re vegetarian, you’ll need to substitute the chicken broth listed in the ingredients with vegetable broth. Then, choose low-carb vegetables to join your creamed rice. Bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, and spinach are all Keto-friendly vegetables.

How Do I Make This Keto Recipe More Filling?

Cauliflower rice can add up in carbohydrates if you’re not paying attention. To avoid going over your carb limit for the day, you can simply add Keto ingredients straight to this dish for a more filling meal. Top your finished creamed cauliflower rice with shredded chicken or pork. Other low-carb vegetables that can be mixed into the rice are sliced zucchini or yellow squash, depending on the season. Another option is to cook diced bacon from a slab until the pieces are crispy. Stir the diced bacon into your cauliflower rice as it’s absorbing the fat in the final cooking stages. For a leaner protein, marinated shrimp cooked under your broiler would top this Southern-inspired recipe very well!

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    5.7 g

  • Fiber

    4.4 g

  • Total Carbs

    10.2 g

  • Protein

    5.6 g

  • Fats

    40.4 g

409 cals

Low Carb Simple Creamed Cauliflower Rice

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  • Cauliflower Rice

    Cauliflower Rice

    12 ounce

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Paprika


    ½ teaspoon

  • Oregano, Dried

    Oregano, Dried

    ½ teaspoon

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Crushed Red Pepper by Simply Organic

    Crushed Red Pepper by Simply Organic

    ¼ tsp

  • Garlic


    2 teaspoon

  • Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    6 tablespoon

  • Chicken Broth

    Chicken Broth

    4 tablespoon

  • Unsalted Butter

    Unsalted Butter

    4 tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 3

20 min

  • Step 1

    Start with either raw riced cauliflower or thawed riced cauliflower from a frozen bag. Cook the rice in a wide pan over high heat with the salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, onion powder, red pepper, and garlic. Cook until the spices become fragrant and the cauliflower has toasted to slightly golden. If using cauliflower rice from a frozen bag, this will simply take a little longer to cook than if using raw cauliflower. Then, reduce the heat to as low as it will go.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Pour the heavy cream and chicken broth into the cauliflower. Place a lid over the rice and bring the liquid to a simmer. Simmer the rice until it soaks in all the liquid - about 5 minutes. Then, add in just half the butter. Return the lid and let the butter absorb into the rice. Once it’s absorbed, repeat the process with the remaining butter. Leave the lid on and reduce or increase the heat as necessary to avoid burning.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Serve the creamed cauliflower rice hot in a family-style serving dish or arrange amongst meal prep containers. For this recipe, it is best to serve by weight for the most accurate nutrition logging, which is 203g/serving. The original recipe here was served with chopped green onion and wedges of lemon for squeezing. Other garnishes that you can include at your discretion are freshly chopped parsley, red pepper flakes, hot sauce, or grated parmesan cheese. You can go back to the introduction of this recipe to read about other ways you can bulk up the creamed cauliflower rice for a heartier meal or what other Carb Manager dishes this side dish can accompany.
    Step 3

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