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Cauliflower rice recipe, easy lunch box recipes

by Jeyashri suresh
      Cauliflower Rice recipe with step by step pictures, simple one pot lunch box recipe, made with cauliflower and other spices. This cauliflower rice is  one of the my favorite recipe. Though i made this cauliflower rice many times for lunch box , i never had time to click the pictures on weekday mornings. Finally i made it on a day when my hubby came home for lunch and kids were also on holiday.
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Cauliflower rice recipe

Cauliflower rice recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 2-3
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Cauliflower Rice recipe with step by step pictures, simple one pot lunch box recipe, made with cauliflower and other spices.

     Cauliflower florets  1/2 cup
     Basamti rice  3/4 cup
     Oil   1 tblsp
     Red chili powder  1/2 tsp
     Onion  2
     Tomato  1
     Garlic  5 cloves
     Cardamom   1
     Cloves  1
    Salt  as needed

cauliflower rice

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Wash the rise and soak it  in 1 and half cup of water for half an hour.

soaked Rice

  • Pressure cook the rice by adding little salt and a drop of oil.
  • When it is done allow it to cool in a broad vessel.
  • Immerse the cauliflower florets in hot water for 5 seconds and take it out.

cauliflower florets

  • Cut the onions into big pieces and sauté them till it turns pink.
  • Allow it to cool and grind it to a smooth paste along with cardamom, garlic, tomato and cloves.
onions ground masala
  • In a pan add oil and sauté the cauliflower by adding red chilli powder and salt to it.

cauliflower before frying

  • It took 15 mins for me to roast the cauliflower  without adding much oil.

After frying

  • When the cauliflowers are done keep it separately.
  • In the pan add the ground masala and fry till the raw smell goes off.
  • Keep it in a low flame while frying.

Frying the masala

  • Now add the cooked cauliflower florets to this. Mix well.

Masala mixwd with cauliflower

  • Mix it well with rice.

mixed with rice

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with any rather of your choice.

cauliflower rice

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Jagruti જાગૃતિ January 5, 2011 - 7:20 am

Tempting and tasty rice…clicks are great !

RAKS KITCHEN January 5, 2011 - 7:21 am

Sounds good,I always end up in mashing up the cauliflower when I add it in Briyani,you have cooked it perfect!!

sanjeeta kk January 5, 2011 - 7:22 am

Simple and delicious rice!

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sowmya's creative saga January 5, 2011 - 7:32 am

looks so tempting and delicious..

Divya.M January 5, 2011 - 7:50 am

this is something different….thanks this is wonderful….

Sharmilee! :) January 5, 2011 - 8:53 am

This is totally new to me….Looks and sounds gud. Have to try it soon.


Dr.Sameena Prathap
January 5, 2011 - 9:03 am


Happy new year to you!!Rice looks very tempting…Love it…:)



Sayantani January 5, 2011 - 9:18 am

thats a lovely colour jeyashri. love the end product.
Wish you and your family a very happy new year.

Priya January 5, 2011 - 9:21 am

Yumm, wat a droolworthy rice..makes me drool..

Kurinji January 5, 2011 - 9:28 am

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Shanthi January 5, 2011 - 10:52 am

Tempting and wonderful… My son's favourite.

Jay January 5, 2011 - 11:32 am

innovative n healthy recipe…
Tasty appetite

Aruna Manikandan January 5, 2011 - 11:38 am

looks delicious dear 🙂

PALATABLE January 5, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Healthy and yummy! Love your beautiful click too..


Priti January 5, 2011 - 1:42 pm

This is new for me and looks interesting….should try some time….nice one Jey

Sushma Mallya January 5, 2011 - 2:47 pm

lovely click jeyashri and nice recipe too..

Prathibha January 5, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Loved the grain texture of rice n crisp form of gobi…looks gr8..will give a try sometime..:)

Kitchen Boffin January 5, 2011 - 3:12 pm

looks delicious.. thanks for the step by step process..

Akila January 5, 2011 - 3:33 pm

wow thats really fantalicious dear…. beautiful clicks…

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Subhie Arun January 5, 2011 - 6:12 pm

yummy n tempting..nice click too dear!

aipi January 5, 2011 - 7:12 pm

That is one superb recipe, loving the color n texture of the rice!

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R January 5, 2011 - 11:22 pm

looks delicious! awesome click.

Suhaina January 6, 2011 - 3:10 am

mmmmm…looks so tempting..love the step by step pictures…wonderful…feel like grabbing them now.

Premalatha Aravindhan January 6, 2011 - 4:29 am

Making me hungry,very tempting rice.Have to try it…

Chitra January 6, 2011 - 9:56 am

Looks yummy. new to me ..will make it for my doter 🙂

Hamaree Rasoi January 6, 2011 - 3:07 pm

Cauliflower Rice looks awesome with excellent color.

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Pavithra January 6, 2011 - 3:17 pm

My fav one too jeyashri..Almost i too make the same way but slightly different masalas.. Ur photos and step pictures are class asusual.

Laavanya January 6, 2011 - 7:59 pm

I've never tried Cauliflower rice before.. that's a great idea to roast the cauliflower separately. Can't wait to try this.

Sush January 7, 2011 - 4:34 am

awesome & wholesome 😀

SpicyTasty January 7, 2011 - 5:39 am

Back after a long time!!happy new year!! yummy recipe..looks perfect!!

Prathima Rao January 7, 2011 - 1:18 pm

OMG!!! This is toooo…awesome…U have some yummy recipes here & now glad to be following u!!! Do drop into my space sometime…

kothiyavunu.com January 7, 2011 - 8:45 pm

wow beautiful bowl of rice..never tried cauliflower rice..will try sometimes..wish u n ur family happy & prosperous 2011!!

Satya January 8, 2011 - 6:04 am

Yummy rice…

தக்குடு January 9, 2011 - 5:18 am

நன்னா இருக்கு அக்கா, அந்த கடைசில இருக்கும் ஒரு ஸ்பூன் சாதம் கைல ஆக்காம வாய்லையே வாங்கின்டாச்சு, உப்பு கொஞம் கம்மியா இருக்கு, மத்தபடி எல்லாம் ஓக்கே!..:)

Gulmohar January 10, 2011 - 7:04 pm

Simple and comforting meal.A perfect lunchbox rice 🙂 Happy 2011 and happy B'day too 🙂

Priya's Feast January 11, 2011 - 5:07 am

Perfect lunch…Luv this cauliflower as it is seasonal vegetables here…

rekhas kitchen January 11, 2011 - 7:04 am

Like that onion paste Idea recipe sounds delicious love that last pic.

PriyaVaasu January 11, 2011 - 8:18 am

Delicious!!!!! I can feel the aroma of Onion paste here!!!!

Sarah Naveen January 11, 2011 - 3:35 pm

Mouthwatering recipe..looks so perfect and yummy!!

Divya Kudua July 17, 2012 - 5:27 am

Yum,I love Cauliflower Pulao.I make a very similar recipe and love it more the next day.When the flavors blend with each other and the cauliflower tastes delectable!

LG July 17, 2012 - 6:06 am

looks yummy!I want that bowl now 😀

Veena Theagarajan July 17, 2012 - 6:46 am

Yummy rice…Looks delicious

Prathima Rao July 17, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Simple yet so delicious!!! Bookmarked!!
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Ramya's World January 29, 2013 - 9:36 am

Simply superb. will try it soon

Concerned May 19, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Please tell me why you pressure cook the rice. It may get over-cooked and mushy. If I did pressure cook as you say how many whistles?

admin May 20, 2013 - 7:28 am

We generally pressure cook the rice. If we add exact ratio of water it will not get mashed. Pressure cook for 3 whistles

shwetha s n May 27, 2013 - 11:34 am

Mam i am big fan of ur blog. i am trying ur dishes one by one….it has coming out well… And for the above recipe shall i prepare the paste in the night and mix the rice in the morning as i am working so….

admin May 27, 2013 - 2:36 pm

Thank u so much for the nice words. You can make a paste and keep it the fridge over night. Do not keep it more than a day.

Anu July 14, 2013 - 9:15 am

Dearest Jeyashri,

Thank you for all your easy,'do-able' and totally yumm recipes.I keep coming back here and try your recipes and i can surely say that if i follow your steps precisely 100/100 times it turns out perfectly!!

Thank you so much and keep the great work going!

You truly inspire me to cook every day:)


harekrishna September 20, 2017 - 3:02 am

hi tried this and it came out very well.yummy. ..thank u

S Premavathi January 11, 2020 - 9:22 am

This is my son’s favourite


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