Italian Style Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Cauliflower rice is a great raw alternative to white rice.  It’s tasty, healthy and grain-free.  When I was living in Italy they would make a dish there called Riso Freddo, translated literally Cold Rice.  It was basically a rice salad made with different fresh veggies, olives and a lot of other things that I no longer would eat, like Tuna.  That gave me the idea for this recipe.  Now that I found out about cauliflower rice, I use it all the time.  It’s so easy to make, it’s raw, nutritious and I just love it!

Cauliflower Rice


When processed you can see how light and fluffy it looks, resembling white rice.


Cauliflower Rice

This dish makes for a light refreshing dinner on warm summer evenings.  This would be one of those salads that would also be great for a potluck.  It’s really enjoyable and no one looks at it as being raw, it’s so flavorful they are too busy enjoying it.


Cauliflower Rice Salad




Italian Style Cauliflower Rice

In the recipe I put down the measurements of the veggies I use, but it really is individual, so feel free to add according to your liking of each.


Italian Style Cauliflower Rice


1 as main dish/ 4 as side dish


1 head cauliflower (about 4 cups), trimmed and coarsely chopped

1 green bell pepper, diced

10 large basil leaves, chiffonade

1/2 cup red onion minced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

3/4 cup Sicilian style green olives, pitted and sliced

3/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 lemon, juice of

(optional) 3 Tbsp high-quality olive oil

Pulse cauliflower florets in a food processor until finely chopped. Pour into a large bowl adding the rest of the ingredients, mix well.  Scoop  onto a nice plate and garnish with parsley.



  1. Roberta on March 27, 2014 at 5:13 am

    This hit the spot. Loved it.

    • Christine on March 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Oh I’m so happy that you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing! Xo

  2. Carmen on June 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Made this tonight & the men folk liked it. Thank you for this easy recipe.

    • Christine on June 11, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Yay! That’s great news, if the guys liked it then I know it was good! lol XO

  3. Barbara on June 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. You so far are 100% on track with ideas!

    • Christine on June 4, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Wonderful to hear Barbara! Let’s hope I keep up the rating as you continue trying other recipes ha! Appreciate very much your feedback.

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