Using a Ricer to Make Paleo Cauliflower Rice

paleo cauliflower rice ricer tool

Paleo cauliflower rice is a big trend right now – it’s super healthy and can be used as a substitute for everything from pizza crust to rice and is an amazing filler in soups. Most recipes for cauliflower rice involve a food processor, but it’s just as easy to use a “ricer” to make cauliflower rice if you happen to have one handy. I tested out the Trudeau Stainless Steel Ricer this winter and have fallen in love with how easy it is to use. Great for mashing turnips and sweet potatoes as well.

paleo cauliflower ricerPrepare the Paleo Cauliflower Rice –

  • Break the cauliflower up into one inch pieces.
  • Drizzle with olive oil or sunflower oil, then roast the cauliflower at 400°F for about 15 minutes or until the vegetable is soft. (Hard pieces will not fit through the ricer, so it must be thoroughly cooked.)
  • Place the pieces in the ricer and push through.
  • Use in recipes or eat as a side dish adding a little oil with salt and pepper (see below).

paleo cauliflower rice cookedpaleo cauliflower rice chili recipe

One of my favorite things to do with cauliflower rice is to turn it into a hearty winter chili (recipe below). I throw all the ingredients in a crockpot before work and have dinner waiting for me and prepared with a minimum of fuss when I am done with work.

Paleo Cauliflower Rice Chili
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This delicious chili is largely improvisational - put in whatever you have from the pantry and let it cook all day in the crockpot for an easy dinner.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: TexMex
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 head of cauliflower, riced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes, 28 oz
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable or chicken broth to desired soup consistency
  1. Throw everything in a crockpot.
  2. Cook on high 4 to 6 hours, adding more liquid if needed.

Try making your own paleo cauliflower rice with a ricer like the Trudeau Stainless Steel Ricer, it worked for me and offered a great solution for the challenge of mashing up vegetables. Next on my culinary agenda with the ricer – mashed turnips. If you have any creative ideas for ricing recipes, please leave them in the comment stream below. Let’s start ricing some deliciousness.

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  • Reply
    Carla Bethany
    January 23, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I’m meal planning today and searching for new recipes to try. Didn’t know I could use cauliflower in this way. Let you know how this turns out.

    Carla Bethany

  • Reply
    May 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you! I’ve got a ricer that has been sitting in a cabinet for a long long time. I was wondering if anyone had tried it for cauliflower.

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