Cauliflower Rice Bowl

BY : PUBLISHED : March 8th, 2017 UPDATED: September 29th, 2022

The cauliflower rice is awesome on its own but an edible bowl gives it a nice boost. This avocado bowl provides a hearty serving of healthy fat...and means fewer dishes when you're done.

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Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Lauren Bossi
The cauliflower rice is awesome on its own but an edible bowl gives it a nice boost. This avocado bowl provides a hearty serving of healthy fat…and means less dishes when you’re done.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 507 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 1 ½ cups of cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • ¾ cup of chickpeas
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Salsa/hot sauce/nutritional yeast (for topping)


  • Preheat the oven to 400. Then, blend cauliflower in a food processor until it forms a rice.
  • Over medium heat, cook cauliflower with olive oil until warm (3-4min). Add in spices (I used salt and pepper, garlic powder and cayenne but you can mix it up)
  • Add chickpeas to rice and cook for an additional 5+ minutes. While this is cooking, take your avocado, cut it in half lengthwise, remove the pit and scoop out a thin layer of the meat. This can be saved to be used as a topping for your cauli-rice mix or omitted completely. Lightly salt and pepper the avocado remains.
  • Once the rice is done, remove from heat, scoop rice into each half of the avocado, and place both filled halves in the oven on a baking sheet for 7-9 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let slightly cool, and proceed to top with hot sauce, salsa, and/or nutritional yeast.


I love the healthy fats of stuffing an avocado as an edible bowl. Feel free to substitute other beans for the chickpeas.


Calories: 507kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 13gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gSodium: 402mgPotassium: 1620mgFiber: 22gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 520IUVitamin C: 93mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 3mg
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About Lauren Bossi

My name is Lauren Bossi; I run Track & Field at the University of Hartford in CT. I've got a passion for running and plant-based eats. When I'm not wandering around the aisles of the grocery store I enjoy cooking, baking, photography, pun-writing and tag-saling.

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