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Healthy Cauliflower Rice Filipino Style!

Skipping rice? Try this healthy cauliflower rice substitute! The crispy garlic, onions, soy sauce, and calamansi tastes deliciously Filipino. Enjoy this dish with vegetables and chicken.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 2


  • skillet
  • optional: blender or food processor


  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 onion medium size or 1 shallot
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 cups cauliflower (minced) or 1/2 a cauliflower head
  • 1 handful of chives cut diagonally
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp calamansi juice or lemon juice


  • Heat skillet on medium high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook until browned. After, add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Next, add the cauliflower and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally then add the chives.
  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce and calamansi (or lemon) juice. Next, add half the mixture into skillet and mix evenly*. Cook for 2 more minutes.


Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower before cooking for best results.
*Put the remaining half in a small bowl when serving rice.
I minced the garlic by hand using a knife. You can use a food processor to mince the cauliflower. 
Optional ingredients: chicken, carrots, celery, crushed red pepper, egg, etc.
Keyword calamansi, cauliflower, chives, garlic, green onion, lemon, olive oil, onion, pepper, salt, soy sauce