Easy Cauliflower Rice made with quinoa, curry powder and other Indian spices | recipe on

Curry Cauliflower Rice and Quinoa

The beauty with cauliflower rice is that you just have to whizz up the florets in a food processor to get that perfect rice-like texture. No real chopping and little mess. My kind of start to meal prep.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 103 kcal
Author Alyssa


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup diced carrots about 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 cup diced onions about 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • Red pepper flakes fresh cracked pepper and additional sea salt to taste
  • Freshly chopped cilantro optional
  • Sliced green onions optional


  1. Remove the leaves and stem from the cauliflower then chop it into small florets. Add the florets to a food processor and process on high until it's the consistency of rice.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, onion and garlic and saute until onions have started to soften, about 2 minutes. Stir in ginger and cauliflower and saute for 1 - 2 minutes.
  3. Add water to skillet, bring to a simmer and cover for 10 - 15 minutes until most of the water has evaporated and the cauliflower has softened but still has a slight crunch.
  4. Stir in the quinoa, spices and tamari and let cook for another 1 - 2 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Stir in some cilantro and fresh green onions if using.
Nutrition Facts
Curry Cauliflower Rice and Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 196mg9%
Potassium 274mg8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 3770IU75%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.