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5 Quick & Easy Ideas To Turn Cauliflower Rice Into Dinner

February 14, 2023

Cauliflower rice has become a freezer staple in recent years — and with good reason. It’s a great grain-free alternative to regular rice, perfect for anyone looking to cut back on carbs or looking to eat more veggies. It also goes with just about everything, making it an ideal base for a variety of healthy meals. Need some inspiration? These cauliflower rice dinner ideas make it easy to turn this staple into a weeknight dinner in a matter of minutes.

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1. 10-Minute Healthy Cauliflower Rice

10-Minute Healthy Cauliflower Rice

Courtesy of Damn Delicious

Skip takeout and make this healthier, tastier, and faster-fried rice alternative. It’s quite honestly one of our all-time favorite cauliflower rice dinner ideas; it’s the definition of quick and easy!

Try the recipe from Damn Delicious.

2. Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh

Courtesy of The View From Great Island

Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern dish made with bulgur or cracked wheat. This gluten- and grain-free twist is a glorious twist on that salad, with plenty of veggies and fresh herbs. Toasted pine nuts aren’t traditional, but they’re a delicious addition.

Try the recipe from The View From Great Island.

3. Spicy Salmon and Avocado Cauliflower Rice Sushi Roll

Courtesy of The Wooden Skillet

We’d gladly tuck into this paleo-friendly plate every night if we could. The spicy salmon and creamy avocado go perfectly together, especially dipped into a cool bowl of coconut aminos.

Try the recipe from The Wooden Skillet.

4. Low Carb Shrimp Zucchini Boats

Low Carb Shrimp Zucchini Boats

Courtesy of Food Faith Fitness

Take your typical zucchini boats from boring to bold by throwing them on the grill and stuffing them with a lemony “rice” mix. Top with seasoned shrimp and ride these boats into the quick and easy dinner sunset!

Try the recipe from Food Faith Fitness.

5. Vegetarian Cauliflower Rice Skillet Meal

Vegetarian Cauliflower Rice Skillet Meal

Courtesy of Cookin’ Canuck

This lighter take on a pasta casserole is loaded with vegetables and deliciously cheesy. If you want, replace the chickpeas with chicken, beef, or pork.

Try the recipe from Cookin’ Canuck.

Read next: 3 Super-Simple Ways to Cook Cauliflower Gnocchi

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