These simple, healthy cauliflower rice patties are made using raw cauliflower and a moderate amount of cheese (plus a few extra ingredients to help bind the mixture). All you need is a blender and about 20 minutes of your time!
I am always happy when I create a recipe that uses a vegetable I don’t eat a lot of. Cauliflower! Today on the blog cauliflower rice patties with cheese.
Of all the cruciferous vegetables broccoli is usually my preferred choice. This is partly because it is famous for being super healthy and also because I just love green coloured foods. I find cauliflower more tricky to cook as it is tougher and I simply haven’t perfected the art of cooking it! So in this recipe I decided to use it raw.
How to prep the cauliflower rice
These neat little cauliflower patties are SO easy to make! You’ll need 10 minutes for preparation and another 10 for frying.
Cauliflower rice is made by blitzing chopped cauliflower in a blender until crumbly. This is easy to do but make sure you don’t overblend the mixture and turn it into a paste. I blended the cauliflower with the garlic and cilantro to ensure the flavour was evenly distributed. If you have a small blender it’s best to make the cauliflower rice in batches.
How to make cauliflower rice patties
Combine the cauliflower rice with the rest of the ingredients (save some of the breadcrumbs for coating and the oil for frying). Blitz the mixture briefly again until it becomes sticky. The mixture is blended twice to allow all the ingredients to bind together and form a thick paste that’s easy to work with. Form small patties and coat them in breadcrumbs. Fry in a little oil over a medium heat for approximately 2 minutes on each side.
More cauliflower rice recipes
If you are a fan of cauliflower rice you may also like this easy roasted cauliflower tabbouleh with pomegranate as well as healthy fish pie with cauliflower topping. Check out also this super simple vegetarian cauliflower rice stuffed peppers recipe.
Can you adapt this veggie patties recipe?
Yes, you can! These cauliflower patties have a bit of a kick and mildly smoky flavour but you can use sweet paprika instead and adjust the heat to suit your preference. You might also like to use is a bit of your favourite curry powder. Or swap cilantro for parsley.
These savoury cauliflower cakes make a great alternative for potatoes or rice, or even salad! They are also a healthy and satisfying snack and you can enjoy them either hot or cold. They make ideal party food too! Delicious on their own, they can also be enjoyed with dips, such as homemade ranch dip, caesar vegan dressing or beetroot hummus.
If you make this recipe I’d love to know how it turned out so please leave a quick comment below! Thanks!
Cauliflower Rice Patties with Cheese
- 1 medium cauliflower roughly chopped
- 1 cup grated mature cheddar cheese or other strong cheese
- 4 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
- 1 heaped teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 garlic clove finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- 4 tablespoons olive oil for frying
- Form round patties and coat in the remaining breadcrumbs.
- Heat up a little oil and fry the patties over a medium heat for 2 minutes on each side. Avoid overcrowding the pan and work in batches if necessary. Enjoy hot or cold.
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I’m bringing my Cauliflower Rice Cheese Patties recipe to #SaucySaturdays. The hosts are: La Petit Chef, Mid-Life Croissant, Take Two Tapas, and The Flavor Bender. Also sahring with Cook Once Eat Twice hosted by searchingforspice.com.