Cauliflower Rice

When embarking on a no-grain diet, it can often be challenging to give up some of our favorite foods, especially rice. Finding a substitute that not only checks all the boxes of being grain-free, low glycemic, and safe for most people with food sensitivities, but also tastes amazing can seem like an almost impossible task...

Thankfully, cauliflower rice is a great way to enjoy any dish that calls for rice and yet keep it paleo and Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP) friendly. This recipe is for a "fried rice" version, but you can easily use cauliflower rice to complement your favorite stews and dishes.

To better health, enjoy!


YIELD: Serves 4-6

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 4 ounces of pancetta, bacon, or pork belly, diced1
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 head of cauliflower, washed and grated.
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne1
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Butter1

1AIP (Autoimmune Paleo): Use uncured pork. Remove cayenne and butter.


  1. Wash and prep all ingredients.
  2. In a cast iron skillet, over medium high heat, add in diced pancetta and diced carrots. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add in diced onions, garlic and thyme. Sauté until nice and caramelized, about another 3 minutes.
  4. Add in grated cauliflower. Sauté for an additional 3 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Season with cayenne, turmeric, salt, and ground pepper.
  6. Finish with a knob of butter.