I think sweet and sour meatballs is the perfect entree paired with rice as a side dish. So, as I was making the meatballs and the sauce, I riced some cauliflower in my Breville All In One food processor to make my recipe for Cauliflower Rice, but I realized, all of my elements were in use, so stove top cauliflower rice wasn’t an option. Then the best idea I’ve had in a while hit me – oven baked cauliflower rice!

So, I lined a baking sheet, spread the cauliflower rice evenly across the baking sheet, seasoned it, and baked it until tender and slightly golden! When I pulled it out from the oven, I had the most nuttiest, rice-like cauliflower rice ever and I knew this recipe was a game changer. I don’t know if I will ever make stop top cauliflower rice ever again!

Oven Baked Cauliflower Rice
Recipe Type: Side dish
Author: Meg Doll
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Serves: 2 – 4
Oven baked cauliflower rice for a nutty, rice-like side dish
  • 1 head cauliflower, washed and broken into small florets
  • Sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Meanwhile, rice cauliflower in your food processor.
  3. Once riced, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Spread riced cauliflower evenly across lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven when tender and edges are starting to turn golden brown or turn oven onto broil for 1 – 2 minutes to slightly brown all rice pieces.
  7. Serve immediately with your favourite side dish.