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sesame ginger cauliflower rice in wood bowl on gray background
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Sesame Ginger Cauliflower Rice

Sesame ginger cauliflower rice is a simple way to add extra flavor to your cauliflower rice! Made with fresh ginger, sesame oil, and sesame seeds, this easy low carb side dish cooks up in under 5 minutes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 83kcal


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil note 1
  • 4 cups riced cauliflower note 2
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger or ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds to serve; note 3


  • Prepare cauliflower - Wash cauliflower and pat dry. Remove outer leaves; break down the head of cauliflower into uniform pieces (1-2 inch florets). Include stems!
    cauliflower in food processor from above
  • Process - Working in 2-3 batches, place florets into a 7 cup food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse 10-15 times until cauliflower is in small rice-sized pieces. Remove any large pieces or florets that may remain.
    cauliflower rice in food processor
  • Cook - Heat sesame oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add riced cauliflower, salt, and ginger to the pan. Cook for 3- 5 minutes, until the cauliflower is slightly soft but not mushy.
  • Serve - Sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve. We used a mix of regular and black sesame seeds for these photos!
    sesame ginger cauliflower rice in wood bowl on gray background


  1. if using toasted sesame oil, the flavor may come out more intense. Try using ½ tablespoon of toasted sesame oil, and ½ tablespoon of olive oil
  2. this recipe was tested using homemade cauliflower rice. If using store-bought cauliflower rice, it can come in larger pieces and you will likely need to increase the cook time. If using frozen cauliflower rice, throw it right into the pan frozen and cook until heated through and softened.
  3. toasted sesame seeds add the best flavor; either toast your own or purchase pre-toasted seeds.
  • Raw - store raw/ uncooked cauliflower rice in the fridge for 7-10 days in an air tight container.
  • Cooked - store cooked cauliflower rice in the fridge for up to 4 days in an air tight container.
  • Raw - store raw cauliflower rice in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Cooked - cool completely, then portion out into a reusable silicone bag, plastic freezer bag, or meal prep container. Freeze for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 77.1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg