Cajun Cauliflower Rice

I’m thrilled to share my Cajun Cauliflower Rice recipe with you! It’s my go-to side dish for adding a healthy twist to any meal, and I love how easy it is to whip up. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll want to make it again and again!

Cajun cauliflower rice served in a bowl being scooped up with a spoon.

Why I Love This Recipe

I’m thrilled about my Cajun Cauliflower Rice recipe because it’s not just any side dish—it’s a fusion of my beloved cauliflower fried rice base from my Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice and the bold flavors of Cajun style seasoning! This creation stemmed from my quest to find the perfect accompaniment to my Cajun Seafood Boil Boiling Crab Copycat, and let me tell you, it hits all the right notes!

Imagine tender cauliflower rice, seared to perfection, and infused with the fiery essence of Old Bay Cajun spices—it’s an explosion of flavor in every bite. Trust me, once you experience its deliciousness, you’ll find yourself craving it over and over again!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower Rice – frozen or fresh cauliflower rice.
  • Garlic – grated using a hand or cheese grater.
  • Old Bay SeasoningOld Bay Seasoning is a mixture of spices celery salt, and paprika found in the seafood section of grocery stores.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted.
  • Paprika – optional for coloring.

Additional Add Ins

You can elevate your cauliflower fried rice with a variety of additional add-ins such as Andouille Sausage, Green Bell Pepper, Ham, Onions, Shrimp, or Chicken. These options provide ample opportunity for customization, adding layers of flavor and texture to your dish.

Ingredients for frozen cauliflower rice recipe laid on the counter top.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • Wok or Deep Large Skillet

Directions

☑ Before Getting Started

For best results, use a Wok or Deep Skillet. This choice of cookware enables you to retain maximum heat during the cooking process and ample space.

Step 1 Start by heating a large skillet on high. Once it’s up to temperature, add the frozen cauliflower rice and minced garlic. Stir frequently and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until you achieve your desired texture.

Frozen cauliflower being cooked in a frying pan.

Step 2 Sprinkle in Old Bay seasoning, sweetener, salt, optional paprika and butter. Stir until the butter is fully melted and all the ingredients are well combined. Then, transfer the mixture to a serving plate.

Cajun cauliflower in a frying pan.

Recipe Variations

Transform the base cauliflower rice preparation into two variations, Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with added cheese on top, or a Chili Lime Salmon Cauliflower Fried Rice with my signature chili lime sauce mixed in with salmon.

Pairing Recommendations

Complement this flavorful dish by pairing it with my Old Bay Pan Fried Shrimp for a classic seafood combination. Alternatively, for a more intense flavor experience, serve it alongside my Cajun Shrimp Boil – Boiling Crab Copycat recipe.

Cajun cauliflower rice served in a bowl being scooped up with a spoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen cauliflower rice for this recipe?

Yes, you can absolutely use frozen cauliflower rice for this recipe. In fact, the recipe and cooking times are specifically designed with frozen cauliflower rice in mind, as it's readily available and convenient.

How spicy is the Cajun seasoning in this dish?

The seasoning in this dish isn't overly spicy; it's about a 2-3 on a scale of 1 to 10.

How do I know when the cauliflower rice is properly cooked?

The best way to determine if the cauliflower rice is properly cooked is to taste it yourself. This allows you to gauge the texture and ensure it's to your liking.

Storage Tips

To store your leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container and place it in the fridge. Your cauliflower fried rice will stay fresh for 3-5 days.

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Cajun cauliflower rice served in a bowl.

Cajun Cauliflower Rice

Discover the delicious fusion of flavors with our Cajun Cauliflower Rice recipe! Made with our signature cauliflower fried rice base and infused with fiery Cajun seasoning, this easy-to-make side dish is perfect for adding a bold kick to any meal. Try it today for a healthy and flavorful twist on traditional rice dishes!
5 from 5 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: Cajun cauliflower rice
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 73kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for cajun cauliflower rice recipe prepared on a counter top.
  • Mince garlic and set aside.
    Minced garlic.
  • Place large skillet on high heat and bring up to temp. Add frozen cauliflower rice and minced garlic, stir often and cook for 3-4 minutes or until desired texture is reached.
    Frozen cauliflower being cooked in a frying pan.
  • Add in Old Bay seasoning, sweetener, salt, optional paprika and butter. Cook until butter is melted then transfer to a serving plate.
    Cajun cauliflower rice served in a bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Calcium: 5mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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