Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

Before I started eating a whole food based diet, I was SO boring with spices. I just didn’t understand the need for spices and herbs. Today, I absolutely love using new spices in my cooking. Not only does it add flavor, but a spice like turmeric comes with added nutrient and health benefits! This Turmeric Cauliflower Rice is the perfect dish if you’re going for a low-carb or grain-free alternative to traditional rice.

Grocery stores like Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and Sprouts carry pre-riced cauliflower, which is so convenient! I get mine at Trader Joes if I don’t make it myself. If you can’t buy it pre-riced, you can rice it in a food processor.

I hope you enjoy this dish! Serve it as a side dish, or add in some protein like chicken, beef or shrimp to make it a full meal.

Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

This cauliflower rice swaps out traditional rice with cauliflower that’s spiced to perfection with turmeric! Gluten-free, paleo and vegan!

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine glutenfree, Paleo, whole30
Keyword cauliflower, cauliflowerrice, paleo, turmeric, vegan, whole30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author lexiborr


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onion


  1. Wash and cut cauliflower into florets.

  2. Process cauliflower florets in a food processor until you get a rice-like texture.

  3. Heat oil a skillet over medium-low heat. When hot, add the minced garlic. Sauté about 5 minutes.

  4. Now add in the riced cauliflower, turmeric, garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper. Continue to sauté for about 10 more minutes or until tender.

  5. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon, parsley and green onion.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

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