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Cauliflower Rice Recipes You Can Make In Less Than 15 Minutes

Fast, No-Mess Cauliflower Rice

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The most time-consuming and messy part of cauliflower rice is fighting with a food processor or a cheese grater to cut the cauliflower into tiny rice-size bits. If you'd rather not have cauliflower pieces all over your kitchen, cut out the prep by buying cauliflower rice that's ready to go, such as Mann's Cauliflower Cauliettes. They're already washed, chopped into small pieces, and ready to use in your favorite recipe (plus they're preservative-free). Try them in a "couscous" with Parmesan and lemon.

Get the recipe: Parmesan Lemon "Couscous"

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Cauliflower Fried Rice with Spicy Shrimp

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This spicy shrimp and cauliflower rice dish will only set you back 200 calories a serving. But don't worry, the lean protein from the shrimp will keep you feeling full. Low-carb never tasted so good. (Vegetarians with love this version, too)

Get the recipe: Cauliflower Fried Rice with Spicy Shrimp

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Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

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It's time to update your turkey meatloaf. The cauliflower in this recipe helps you sneak in more vitamins and minerals, cuts down on the saturated fat content, and increases the fiber—a nutrient most Americans don't get enough of.

Get the recipe: Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

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Hawaiian Chicken Cauliflower Rice

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Skip Chinese takeout tonight. With a sweet and savory flavor combo this good, you won't even miss the fortune cookies.

Get the recipe: Hawaiian Chicken Cauliflower "Fried" Rice

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Cauliflower Rice-Crusted Frittata

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Cauliflower for breakfast? Yep. Get your fiber in early to help you stay satisfied all morning long. (Also try these other Easy and Healthy Frittata Recipes)

Get the recipe: Cauliflower Rice-Crusted Frittata

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Cauliflower Rice with Pistachio Basil Pesto

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This pesto cauliflower rice is packed with flavor, plus the pistachios are loaded with protein, fiber, and good-for-you fats. Have extra sauce left over? Try these other delicious ways to use pesto.

Get the recipe: Cauliflower Rice with Pistachio Basil Pesto

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Bacon Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto

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This bacon risotto delivers on flavor, but using only four slices of bacon keeps it around 150 calories per serving. It's creamy from the shredded Parmesan, but stays on the lighter side with no whole milk or heavy cream.

Get the recipe: Bacon Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto

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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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This is the same ooey-gooey mac 'n' cheese you love but with a few healthy twists. Whole-wheat macaroni and Greek yogurt boost the fiber and protein, while cauliflower reduces the fat and ups the nutrient content. This mac 'n' cheese makes eight generous servings, and at just 210 calories per serving, you'll be eating it every day at lunch. (Or, mix it up with these other lightened-up mac 'n' cheese recipes.)

Get the recipe: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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Smoky Cauliflower, Kale, and Chickpea Shakshuka

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Nourishing, inexpensive, and easy to whip up, this shakshuka is bursting with flavor and plant power. The colorful veggies combine with fiber- and protein-rich beans, as well as whole eggs, creating a soulful and satisfying dish.

Get the recipe: Smoky Cauliflower, Kale and Chickpea Shakshuka

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Cauliflower Pancakes (Latkes)

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These cauliflower latkes are a healthy take on traditional potato pancakes with just 4 grams of carbohydrates each. Pump up the veggies while slashing the calories in this better-for-you version of comfort food. (Fun fact: You can also roast the entire head of cauliflower.)

Get the recipe: Cauliflower Latkes

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