Cauliflower Rice Pulav | Simple Cauliflower Biryani

Cauliflower is loaded with nutrients including fiber, vitamins C, K and B6, and potassium. Cauliflower has 25 calories per cup and only 5g carbs per cup vs. 46g for a cup of brown rice.

Cauliflower is low in calories and high in fiber. A diet rich in fiber promotes healthy digestion, weight loss and lowers cholesterol levels.

Cauliflower rice is easy and fast to make. Plus, it’s crazy-delicious. This is keto friendly recipe, it is the best substitute for Rice pulav.


    • 1 cup chopped onion
    • 12 oz frozen cauliflower rice
    • 1 tsp minced ginger garlic
    • 1 tsp salt (adjust to taste)
    • 1 tbsp ghee
    • Powder:
      • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
      • 1/2 tsp red chili powder (adjust to taste)
      • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
      • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
    • Tadka/ Tempering:
      • 1 Bay Leaf
      • 2 Cloves
      • 1 stick Cinnamon
      • 1 Cardamom
      • 1 Star Anise
      • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds


    • Turn on instant pot saute mode. When pot is hot, add ghee.
    • Add Bay Leaves,Cloves,Cinnamon,Cardamom,Star Anise and Cumin Seeds. Wait until it splutters.
    • Add chopped onion and minced ginger garlic - Saute until it turns into light brown.
    • Add frozen riced cauliflower - Saute for 30 secs
    • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt. Quick stir.
    • Close the lid with sealing position.
    • Set steam 0 minute.
    • Once it is done, open the lid after quick release.
    • Garnish with cilantro.
    • Healthy delicious low carb Rice is ready!


    • Serve it with Raita or curry.
    • Don't add water for frozen cauliflower as it has a water content. If you use fresh cauliflower, you can use 1 tbsp water.