Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice Delight

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Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice Delight

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 15 minutesRest time: 5 minutesTotal time: 25 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:47 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Discover how to make a healthy, low-carb cauliflower rice in your Instant Pot that’s perfect for meal prepping. This simple, versatile side dish pairs well with a variety of main courses and is a great way to boost your veggie intake.



  1. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of your pressure cooker and insert the trivet provided with the appliance.
  2. Position a steamer basket on the trivet and carefully add the cauliflower into the basket.
  3. Secure the pressure cooker lid and ensure the valve is set to the sealing position. Activate the high-pressure setting and adjust the cooking time to 1 minute.
  4. The pressure cooker will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to pressurize before the 1-minute cooking begins.
  5. Once the cooking time has elapsed, perform a quick pressure release as directed by the pressure cooker’s manufacturer, which should take around 2 minutes to complete.
  6. After releasing the pressure, immediately transfer the cauliflower to a bowl filled with ice water. This halts the cooking process and preserves the cauliflower’s texture.
  7. Drain the cooled cauliflower and transfer it to a food processor. Use the pulse function to break down the cauliflower into small, rice-like grains.
  8. Place the riced cauliflower into a colander and press down firmly to squeeze out any remaining water.
  9. Divide the cauliflower rice into portions and pack them into resealable freezer bags suitable for storing in the freezer.


  • – The size of the cauliflower head can affect the cooking time slightly. Adjust accordingly.
    – If you prefer a softer texture, increase the cooking time by 1 minute.
    – For added flavor, consider sautéing garlic or onions in the olive oil before adding the cauliflower.
Keywords:Instant Pot, Cauliflower Rice, Low-Carb, Healthy, Side Dish, Meal Prep, Gluten-Free
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.5g6%
Sodium 30mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g2%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Can I make cauliflower rice without a food processor?

Yes, you can use a box grater to grate the cauliflower florets into rice-sized pieces.

How long can I store the cooked cauliflower rice?

Cooked cauliflower rice can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Is this recipe suitable for freezing?

Yes, you can freeze the cooked cauliflower rice in airtight containers or freezer bags for up to 1 month. Defrost and reheat before serving.

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