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Cauliflower rice with lemon in a bowl.

Lemon Garlic Cauliflower Rice

This Lemon Garlic Cauliflower Rice is made with just 4 ingredients! Perfect low-carb side dish that's bursting with flavor. Serve it with grilled seafood, chicken or pork chops. Use instead of rice in Asian dishes or add roasted vegetables for a light salad.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 78 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 medium cauliflower head or 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons parsley fresh or dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cut cauliflower into florets, discarding the stems and leaves.
  2. Grate cauliflower on the big hole side of the grated.
  3. Heat up olive oil in skillet.
  4. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add cauliflower rice and saute for 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and parsley.
  7. Serve immediately, or cool completely and store in fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

This cauliflower rice can be frozen for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Cauliflower Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 334mg15%
Potassium 476mg14%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 84.3mg102%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.