Greek Lemon Cauliflower Pilaf

Greek Lemon Cauliflower Pilaf is a low-carb alternative to rice pilaf made with cauliflower instead, and is the perfect Greek  side dish.
Greek Lemon Cauliflower Pilaf

Greek Lemon Cauliflower Pilaf

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Today is the last day for #RecipeMakeover. For today I am offering up my recipe for Greek Cauli-Rice (Cauliflower Pilaf) which is tasty while being very low carb.

The cauliflower is easy to chop into rice and makes a great healthy alternative to ordinary long grain rice. I first did this recipe some time back when I was adhering to Weight-Watchers. It also is very good for diabetics watching their carb intakes. I think it makes a great side dish.

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Greek Lemon Cauliflower Pilaf

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Greek Lemon Cauliflower Pilaf

Greek Lemon Cauliflower Pilaf

Greek Lemon Cauliflower Pilaf

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Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4


  • 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1-2 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken base or bouillon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 ounce crumbled feta cheese


  • Pulse fresh cauliflower florets in a food processor until it is like rice (I have also seen this stuff at Trader Joe's for sale in bags if you want to skip this part, but it is easy enough to  do).
  • Saute the onion in the butter or oil (I use half butter, half oil) until it softens.
  • Add  the cauliflower rice and garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Whisk together the chicken base into the lemon juice and add that to the pan  along with the herbs, salt and pepper, cooking a couple minutes more or until  as tender as you like.
  • Stir in the cheese and serve.


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Greek Lemon Cauliflower Pilaf


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