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Creamy Keto Cauliflower Rice

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This easy creamy keto cauliflower rice will be your new go-to keto side dish recipe. With just five basic ingredients and 15 minutes, you will have a kid friendly keto side to go with all of your favorite low carb meals.

Only 5 ingreidnets and 15 minutes needed to make this creamy keto cauliflower rice. This kid friendly keto side dish recipe is sure to be a family favorite.

How many times have you started fixing the main part of your meal only to realize you did not think about the side dish?

I would venture to guess that happens to me at least 60% of the time.

I’ll have this great dinner planned, get to cooking, and then think “oh gosh, what are we going to eat with it”. 

In times like these, it helps to have a few easy low carb side dishes in your back pocket.

Of course, we can always toss a bag of frozen veggies into the microwave but that’s boring!

When it’s just as easy to spend an extra 10 minutes creating a creamy keto cauliflower rice, why not go all out!

frozen cauliflower rice is a keto freezer must-have

Frozen cauliflower rice is one of the best keto foods you can stock in your freezer!

You can use cauliflower to make so. many. things (I see you snarky memes) these days.

Whenever I’m making a Costco run, I always grab a bag of frozen cauliflower.

Those little bags of pearls (pun totally intended) have saved me more times than I can count come dinner time.

With frozen cauliflower rice, you can make keto Mexican rice, keto fried rice, mashed cauliflower, or even my taco salad skillet.

It really is the holy grail of all keto side dish ingredients.

creamy keto cauliflower rice

This keto cauliflower rice recipe came about on a night like I described above.

I had been slow cooking my keto pork loin recipe so I could shoot the photos and still have my family eating dinner at a decent time.

When the pork was just about finished, I realized that I hadn’t fixed a [keto] side dish to go with it.

Only 5 ingreidnets and 15 minutes needed to make this creamy keto cauliflower rice. This kid friendly keto side dish recipe is sure to be a family favorite.

I knew I had cauliflower rice so I raided the fridge to see what I could create.

Thankfully, there is always half n half, butter, and cream cheese in my fridge.

Cooked together, those four simple ingredients can give you the creamiest, cheesiest, and tastiest creamy keto cauliflower rice!

a kid friendly keto side dish

What I liked most about this easy keto side dish is that even though I used *gasp* a vegetable, my kids gobbled this stuff up!

serve your creamy cauliflower rice with my easy keto pork loin (pictured)

In fact, my pickiest eater, the 3 year old, asked for seconds! What?!?

And then, he asked me to make it again every day for the next week.

I think this recipe was such a hit with my kids is because it tasted nothing like cauliflower.

In fact, with the exception of no cheddar cheese, it almost tasted like a white mac and cheese.

I wore my SuperMom cape for the following couple of days.

Creamy Keto Cauliflower Rice

make your own creamy cauliflower rice

Fixing your own creamy keto cauliflower rice couldn’t be easier.

Starting with a bag of frozen cauliflower rice, you’re simply going to add butter (yum!), garlic (yum!), half n half, salt, pepper, and cream cheese.

Give it some love (a.k.a. stir it) until it’s all thick and creamy, and voila, you have a fantastic 15 minute keto side dish to accompany virtually ANY of your favorite keto meals.

This creamy cauliflower rice would also be fantastic with my parmesan crusted chicken with bacon cream sauce!

Creamy Keto Cauliflower Rice

Creamy Keto Cauliflower Rice

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 16 ounces frozen cauliflower rice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup half n half
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • fresh chives, for garnish (optional)


  1. Microwave cauliflower rice according to package directions.
  2. In a skillet over medium low heat, melt the butter.
  3. Add the minced garlic and sauté 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add the cooked cauliflower rice, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
  5. Add the half n half and cream cheese. Stir to combine.
  6. Stirring continuously, let the mixture cook 8 to 10 minutes until all liquid is absorbed and the rice is thick and creamy.
  7. Garnish with fresh chives, if using.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 24.3gCarbohydrates: 8.7gNet Carbohydrates: 6.4gFiber: 2.3gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 6.3g

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Kerry Dietrich

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Really liked the recipe and really mimicked the creamy risotto texture. Is going to be one of go to cauli rice recipes. Next time I make it, I will keep the amounts of riced cauli and butter the same, but reduce other ingredients by 1/3 -1/2 as it really didn’t need as much as stated.

Cynthia T

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Delicious! I used 3/4c cream w/the cream cheese since that's all I had. Will use again!

Lynzi Gonzales

Thursday 14th of January 2021

This is my all time favorite cauliflower recipe! Even my husband LOVES this side dish and he normally dislikes anything made with cauliflower. I have made the recipe exactly as written, and also substituted the cream cheese for 4oz of Boursin cheese, because that’s what I had on hand, and both were fantastic! Thank you for such a wonderful recipe that my whole (picky) family devours every time!

Anna Hunley

Friday 15th of January 2021

I'm so happy to hear that! Thank you for trying my recipes!

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