Brown Butter Cauliflower Rice

This easy Brown Butter Cauliflower recipe is naturally gluten free and low carb. Also paleo-friendly and Whole 30 friendly if you substitute the butter with ghee.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword brown butter, cauliflower rice recipe, gluten free side dishes, low carb side disih
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 77kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Cut cauliflower into florets. In batches, pace cauliflower in a food processor or high-powered blender and pulse until it achieves a rice-like consistency.
  • In a large pan over medium heat, melt butter and allow it to sizzle until it gets lightly browned in color.
  • Add the cauliflower and salt, then stir to coat completely, and smooth to a single layer.
  • Stir every 4-6 minutes. After about ten minutes the rice will start to brown on the bottom, so you may have to stir more frequently.
  • Cook for a total of 20-30 minutes, until tender, browned and slightly dried out.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 669mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 101.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.9mg