Overhead view of a steel bowl filled with cauliflower rice biryani with Indian scarves next to it

Cauliflower Rice Biryani Recipe

Cauliflower rice perfectly blended with vegetables and spices
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 435kcal
Author Healing Tomato


For the Garnish (Do not omit!)

  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Coconut Flakes
  • 1/4 Cup Cashew Halves Unsalted
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Halves Unsalted
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onions Finely Chopped
  • 1 tsp Cilantro Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Zest
  • 1/8 tsp Salt Optional
  • 2 Tbsp Golden Brown Raisins
  • 1 tsp Agave


  • In a food process or blender, add the cauliflower florets from about 3/4 of a small head of cauliflower
  • Grind it finely.  Should be consistency of couscous.
  • Heat a large pan with a wide base on medium heat
  • Add the oil and heat for 30 seconds
  • Add the mustard seeds and wait for them to pop
  • Add the cumin seeds, curry leaves, sugar, turmeric and red chili powder
  • Add the onions and caramelize them for about 2 minutes
  • Add the Ginger, Garlic and Cardamom Seeds.  Saute for 30 seconds
  • Add the mini sweet peppers and cook them for about 1 minute
  • Add the potatoes and cook for about 6 minutes or until the potatoes are tender
  • Add the Kale, peas, tomato sauce and water
  • Add the coriander-cumin powder and garam masala
  • Add the cauliflower rice and coconut milk
  • Mix well and adjust for your taste, if needed
  • Close the lid to the pan and let it cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the cauliflower rice has been cooked
  • Stir it occasionally in those 15 minutes
  • While the cauliflower rice is cooking, mix all the Ingredients of the garnish and set it aside. 
  • Turn off the heat and garnish it. Serve Immediately


- I used baby honey gold potatoes.  I cut them into small cubes so that they cook just as quickly as the cauliflower rice.  Also, I kept the skin on.


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1655mg | Potassium: 1473mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 2380IU | Vitamin C: 178.3mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 5.7mg