Cauliflower Rice That’s Nice!

Chicken, broccoli, cheese, cauliflower rice casserole. Baked and sitting on top of the stove.
Chicken, Broccoli, Cheese, Rice Casserole

Here is a tiny twist on a classic casserole dish. The nice part is this dish can be made ahead of time and then just warmed up for an quick and easy dinner.

Now, using cauliflower rice did not work out well when I made hash browns with it. Gee, I wonder how this will turn out. Please don’t think about the title of this post too much as I’m trying to create some suspense here.

Here the list of ingredients:

Ingredients for casserole.
  • Chicken – I used 2 cans of Costco’s Kirkland brand of premium chunk chicken breast. Drain the water off.
  • Broccoli – This was a 10.5 ounce bag. I would add a bit more broccoli. Normally, I would use Aldi’s broccoli, but they are remodeling the store right now and were out.
  • Cheese – Finely shredded cheddar.
  • Cauliflower Rice. This is the twist on the classic dish. I used cauliflower rice instead of traditional rice. I used the whole 12 ounce bag.
  • Cream of Mushroom soup. 1 can.

Here are the steps:

  • First, put the cream of mushroom soup in a bowl. Add about 1/4 of the can of milk. Mix.
  • Cook the broccoli and the cauliflower rice according to directions. Drain off any water.
  • Layer the soup mix, cauliflower rice, broccoli, chicken. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Make another layer.

Bake about 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Cover with foil, but remove for the last ten minutes or so. Serve. So . . . what’s the vedict?

This recipe turned out great! Like the Costco Cauliflower Crust Pizza, it was delish, and I didn’t notice any difference in taste or texture from the traditional version. I’m encouraged to try other recipes using cauliflower rice. Let me know of any suggestions in the comments below.

Dinner plate with casserole serving and a piece of garlic toast. Glass of water.
Dinner, anyone?

16 comments

  1. Rice is rice is rice. I’m sure it tasted great but I’m a meat and rice (and sometimes potato) man. However, I will keep an open mind about it. Have a great week.

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    • If no one told you and you ate it, you would never know! It’s just a tiny change, but it still tasted great. I hope you have a great week, too!

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  2. Thanks for the recipe share and the review! I’m not so sure yet about substituting cauliflower for other foods, but I may try it. I’ve heard that a pizza place here makes a great cauliflower crust so that may be a place to start. I love the taste of cauliflower living it’s intended life, so we’ll see if I venture out.

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    • It sounds like you are doing very well with your eating plan. I ate very little cauliflower before all this, so maybe eating some now is a good thing? In any case, enjoy your day!

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  3. I’ll pass this recipe along to Grammi. If she can figure out how to cook it in the Instant Pot then I’m sure she’ll be a fan. That just how we roll these days, either the Instant Pot or the Blackstone. Cauliflower steaks on the Blackstone are a favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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