Rainbow Veggie Rice Ideas

Updated: Feb 16, 2019

Cauliflower rice has been a staple for adding volume and nutrients to our meals. We often stick to just ricing a head of cauliflower and adding the riced vegetable to rice or oatmeal to increase the portion size of our main carb.

But with this "rice", we got a little fancier.

This is a throw-everything-into-the-blender kind of recipe, and it takes little time to prepare.

This is hardly a recipe, but rather an idea that can be taken in many different directions.

Recipe Instructions

You Will Need

  • 300g cauliflower (1 small head)

  • 200g raw butternut squash

  • 200g raw radishes

  • 2 cups arugula

  • 1/2 TBS liquid aminos or coconut aminos

  • Sea salt, pepper, & other desired seasonings

  • Avocado oil or other propellant-free spray


  1. Rinse and cut cauliflower head into sections to easily fit into the blender or food processor

  2. “Rice” (blend) cauliflower until it resembles a rice consistency

  3. Remove cauliflower from blender, add squash chunks, radishes, and arugula to blender and blend until reaching same “rice” consistency

  4. Heat avocado oil (or other spray) in pan and salute all of the vegetables until soft, but not too mushy (we like ours a little underdone). If using amino, add in at this point

  5. Mix in seal salt, pepper, & other seasonings, taste test it… & enjoy all these lovely vegetables in such a beautiful medley!

Macronutrients: 22 carbs, 1 fat, 5 protein for 1/2 the dish.

What we love about this recipe:

  • Super easy to prepare or meal prep

  • Contains loads of vitamins and other nutrients

  • Is versatile, can take on different flavor notes

  • Can substitute or add in several other vegetables for more colors & volume

  • #VolumeEating #MacroFriendly & #PlantBased

We served our #RainbowRice with some Macro-Friendly E-Z-Peazy Vegan Nacho Cheese & a lil' cilantro.

One of our favorite additions to cauliflower rice is angel hair purple cabbage. Purple and green cabbage are both staples in our plant-based diets, and often make up the majority of our #BuddhaBowls or salads. Peep below for some beautiful cauliflower rice, purple cabbage, Vegan Nacho Cheese, GREEN tomatoes (aren't they cute!!), and some of our Macro-Friendly Pumpkin Chickpea Falafels :)

Other ideas to eat the rainbow in veggies: