Keto Garlic Cauliflower Rice

Keto Garlic Cauliflower Rice

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Do you ever miss mashed potatoes but dread cauliflower?  Not anymore!  This keto garlic cauliflower rice recipe will knock your socks off and is as close to the real thing as can be!

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Keto Garlic Cauliflower Rice

I know, I know.  You can't stand the thought of another cauliflower recipe.  BUT you are here.  So come along for the ride, because this keto garlic cauliflower rice is different than the rest. 

I really love mashed potatoes.  I mean REALLY LOVE them. 

For real mashed potatoes, I would add butter, garlic, cumin and good old fashioned milk.  I can't stand milk, but the way, but I'd use it in mashed potatoes. 

There is not a good translation to the cauliflower rice.

First, you cannot use milk because we are keto after all. 

Second, if you try to substitute almond milk, it ends up runny and not very good.  Heavy whipping cream is something to try, but I prefer to just use more butter. 

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Kitchen Essentials

In order to be truly successful at this kind of recipe, I really believe you need some sort of hand immersion blender. They come in handy for so many other types of recipes too.  Soup purees and blending anything soft, really. 

I remember watching the Cooking Network with my dad years ago and they were making a pureed soup of some kind.  I saw them use this hand immersion blender tool and I pulled out my computer (before cell phones were what they are now) and ordered one from Amazon.  

It was the coolest tool I had ever seen.  I still have the same one and I use it all the time!

Aside from that, nothing fancy is needed!

Keto Garlic Cauliflower Rice

The Flavors

Garlic - Have you ever been to the Stinkin' Rose in San Francisco?  If you love garlic and are ever in the area, I highly recommend visiting there!  Garlic EVERYTHING!  

To me, garlic is like butter - it makes everything taste better.

Cumin - Cumin just lifts up the flavor without it becoming hot.  For me, anyway!  We use it a lot in meat rubs, but occasionally in dishes like this.


Make this at the very end of your dinner prep because it does cool off fast and I am not a fan of cold mashed cauliflower!

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Keto Garlic Cauliflower Rice

Keto Garlic Cauliflower Rice

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Servings 4
Calories 144.08 kcal


  • 1 medium size head of cauliflower
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 1.5 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Cut cauliflower into large florets and steam until very tender.
  • Put drained, cooked cauliflower into a medium bowl and add cumin, garlic powder and butter.
  • Using a hand blender, mix it all up until smooth.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 144.08kcalCarbohydrates: 8.23gProtein: 3.21gFat: 12.11gSaturated Fat: 7.5gSodium: 47.45mgFiber: 3.09gSugar: 2.85g
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