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Keto Coconut Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe

Louise | December 26
Keto Coconut Cauliflower

So, you’re finally getting the hang of this Keto thing. You have your fat bombs on hand if you get hungry and you know 10 keto-friendly ways to serve chicken. But what do you do when your meal routine starts to get repetitive? One easy fix is to switch up your side dishes. This Keto coconut cauliflower “rice” recipe only takes 15 minutes from start to finish and it delivers serious coconut flavor. Not surprising since it has coconut in three different forms, shredded coconut, coconut cream, and coconut oil. With that coconut triple threat, you know this rice means business.

Tips for Perfect Cauliflower Every Time

Cauliflower rice couldn’t be easier to make but there are plenty of handy tips and tricks to make the process nearly foolproof. Read on for our top cauliflower rice making tips.

  • You don’t need a food processer to make cauliflower rice, though it sure makes things faster and easier. But, if you don’t have one, you can the large holed side of a box grater to cut your cauliflower pieces to the right size for rice. You can also chop your cauliflower by hand but for the best results, use a grater or a food processor.
  • Water is not your friend. Real rice needs a lot of water to cook but cauliflower rice is exactly the opposite. More water equals soggy rice, and no one wants that. To make sure that you get the fluffiest rice possible, you can dry the “rice” with kitchen towels in between chopping or grating and cooking.
  • Rice in a rush – You can cook cauliflower rice in the microwave if you are in a hurry, some people even think that microwaved cauliflower rice has the closest texture to real rice.

Four Flavor Profiles to Try Out

Coconut is such a lovely flavor because it can be taken in so many different directions. Read on for some suggestions of just a few of the varied international flavor profiles which pair well with coconut and some key ingredients that go along with them.

  1. Caribbean – Allspice, curry powder, garlic, ginger, nutmeg, lime, bell peppers, beef, fish
  2. West African – Chili peppers, ginger, coriander, thyme, chicken, beef, leafy greens
  3. Thai – Mint, coriander, lemongrass, ginger, cinnamon, chili pepper, lime, eggplant, fish
  4. Indian – Garam masala, coriander cardamom, cumin, turmeric, ginger, garlic, eggplant, chicken, fish, goat

What to Serve with Your “Rice”

With so many options, this rice can be mixed and matched to suit your tastes. Below are a few suggestions for what to serve alongside but you’re limited only by your imagination.

Keto Coconut Cauliflower "Rice" Recipe #keto

Keto Coconut Cauliflower "Rice" Recipe #keto

Keto Coconut Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: American


This fragrant “rice” is a welcome addition to any table.



  1. Saute the cauliflower rice in the coconut oil on high heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Then add in the coconut cream and shredded coconut.  Cook for 5 more minutes on high heat stirring constantly so nothing burns.  Add in additional coconut cream if necessary to prevent burning.
  3. Season with dash of salt and pepper.  Remove from heat and serve.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 3 g


  • Calories: 124
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.