Gluten Free Saffron “Rice”

A serving of Gluten Free Saffron "Rice" uses cauliflower that is rich in nutrients and flavor.

Gluten Free Saffron “Rice” uses saffron infused water and other spices to flavor cauliflower that has been grated to resemble a rice consistency. Cauliflower is rich in nutrients and flavor, but low in calories and zero fat, so it's a great grain-free and low carb alternative to rice…!

I serve it with my Chicken Tikka Masala, but it would also go great with a roasted chicken and grilled vegetables. I usually use a food processor with the grater attachment to get the vegetable to a really small grain size, but you could get the same result by using a cheese grater…


Gluten Free Saffron “Rice”



Cuisine: American

Category: Vegetables

PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME: 5 mins TOTAL TIME: 15 mins



  1. Run the florets through a food processor and process until finely grated to the size of rice grains. You can also grate them on a cheese grater.
  2. Melt the butter in a saute pan over medium-high heat, then add cauliflower and spices.
  3. Saute over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the peas.
  5. Slowly add the chicken stock, stirring in between, until all of the liquid is absorbed and the cauliflower is mostly cooked but with a little crunch left to it.
  6. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
  7. Remove the cloves, cinnamon stick, and the cardamom pods before serving.

Keywords: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, keto friendly, nut free, paleo, scd, side dish, vegan, whole30, vegetables, side dish