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Microwave garlicky cauliflower rice.

Microwave Garlicky Cauliflower Rice

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Joe Boyle


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower , cored and cut into florets
  • 3 cloves garlic , course chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 to 2 tsp water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Aleppo pepper
  • chopped parsley
  • Other herbs and spices as desired


  • Place half the cauliflower and garlic and 1/4 tsp salt in a food processor and pulse 8 to 10 times until the cauliflower is consistently finely chopped, add to a microwaveable bowl.
  • Repeat with the remainder of the cauliflower, garlic and salt, and add to the bowl.
  • Add 1 to 2 tsp of water to the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes on high, depending on the power of your microwave (mine is 1650 watts so 3 mins was enough)
  • Stir in the butter then sprinkle with Aleppo pepper and chopped parsley.
  • Serve hot.
  • Prior to microwaving the cauliflower, add any other herbs and spices if desired