8 Cauliflower-Rice Recipes You Need

Sep 30 2016
Whether you're a cauliflower-rice novice (click here for a primer) or a pro at swapping out grains for the versatile veggie, here are eight outstanding recipes you'll soon be obsessed with. (Want even more? Grab a copy of Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry, and check out Chapter 9!)

Scoopable Slow-Cooker Chicken Burritos

1/8th of recipe (about 1 cup): 213 calories, 4g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 647mg sodium, 18g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 26g protein

SmartPoints® value 3*

Burritos are amazing, but they're just like people: It's what’s on the inside that counts. (Awwww!) So rather than eating a calorie-heavy stuffed tortilla, go straight for this recipe! In addition to ditching the wrap, we swapped out traditional rice for cauliflower rice. Best of all? This recipe is made in a slow cooker, so you'll spend minimal time in the kitchen.

Shrimp 'n Veggie Power Bowl

Entire recipe: 254 calories, 2.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 690mg sodium, 33.5g carbs, 8g fiber, 16g sugars, 28g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

Is your Instagram feed flooded with fancy food bowls you know you could never re-create? Yeah, ours is too. But this seafood-topped bowl is as easy to make as it is glorious to admire. To make things even easier, buy pre-prepped cauliflower rice (find it frozen or fresh) and a bag of frozen mango cubes (no need to wrangle mango pits).

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Cauliflower Rice Casserole

1/6th of recipe: 227 calories, 6.5g total fat (3g sat fat), 386mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 27.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

It's fall, which means casserole season is here! (Unofficially.) This recipe has major comfort-food power, since it's packed with cheese, chicken, and a creamy sauce. But because the rice is made of cauliflower and the seemingly decadent items are secretly healthier than they taste, you don't get the high calorie count that comes with most rice casseroles. Weeeee! For more casserole fun, here's a taco-inspired twist.

Italian Wedding Soup with Cauliflower Rice

1/10th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 108 calories, 2.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 677mg sodium, 8g carbs, 2g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 12.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 1*

OK, fine, regular Italian wedding soup doesn't contain rice; it’s made with those tiny round pasta bits. But you know what's really similar to those bits? Cauliflower rice! And since our version of the brothy classic is also made with extra-lean beef meatballs, the calories are LOW and the nutrition is HIGH. Bonus: Hello, spinach!

Salsa Verde Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

1/4th of recipe (about 1 1/4 cups): 206 calories, 3.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 769mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 28g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

Tomatillos are wonderful and delicious, but they're also a bit more fussy to work with than we'd like. (Hey, we're busy!) Solution: salsa verde. Packed with flavor and ready to go right outta the jar, salsa verde makes this already-low-maintenance slow-cooker recipe even easier. Make a batch, and you've got four days' worth of scoop 'n eat meals! (Or one day's worth, if you invite over three pals.)

Hawaiian Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

1/4th of recipe (about 2 cups): 300 calories, 6.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 716mg sodium, 26g carbs, 6g fiber, 13g sugars, 34g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

One of the first things we made upon discovering cauliflower rice? Cauliflower fried rice, of course! Fried rice is delicious, but we generally avoid it due to all of the oily white carbs. We’ve got this jazzy pineapple-y versiona basic fried rice, and even an egg-topped one that's great any time of day! Yummmm...

Cauliflower Rice Paella

1/4th of recipe (about 1 3/4 cups): 251 calories, 2.5g fat (0.5g sat fat), 771mg sodium, 22.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 9.5g sugars, 33.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 3*

Paella is an ideal dinner party dish! But what if your crew wants to keep that meal light and healthy? This recipe is the perfect solution. With chicken, shrimp, and scallops (yes!), prepare to impress everyone at your table. More of an arroz con pollo crowd? We've got you covered...

Fully Loaded Burrito Bowl

Entire recipe: 317 calories, 5.5g total fat (2g sat fat), 603mg sodium, 37.5g carbs, 10g fiber, 14g sugars, 33.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

Hey, remember that slow-cooker scoopable burrito recipe at the top of this page? It’s a great dish, but let’s say you need something you can eat within an hour... No sweat! This single-serving skillet meal is exactly what you need for fast burrito-bowl satisfaction. Finishing it off with fresh salsa and yogurt (scram, sour cream!) is the perfect touch.

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Sayonara, September! Celebrate the end of National Mushroom Month with this ginormous stuffed mushroom pack.

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