Keto Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Rice is a delicious and satisfying low-carb dish that replaces traditional rice with cauliflower. Packed with cheesy goodness and crispy bacon, this flavorful recipe is perfect for those following a ketogenic diet. It’s a simple and quick dish that can be enjoyed as a side or as a main course.
Here’s the recipe for Keto Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Rice:
- 1 medium head of cauliflower
- 4 slices of bacon, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Prepare the cauliflower by removing the leaves and cutting it into florets. Rinse the florets under running water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- Using a food processor, pulse the cauliflower florets until they resemble rice-like grains. Be careful not to over-process, as it can turn mushy. Set aside.
- In a large skillet or frying pan, cook the diced bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate lined with a paper towel.
- In the same pan with the bacon fat, add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
- Add the cauliflower rice to the pan and stir to combine with the onion and garlic. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until the cauliflower rice is tender but still has a slight crunch.
- Reduce the heat to low and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and heavy cream. Continue stirring until the cheese has melted and coated the cauliflower rice evenly.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remember that the bacon already adds saltiness, so adjust accordingly.
- Remove from heat and sprinkle the cooked bacon over the cauliflower rice. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
- Serve the Keto Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Rice as a side dish or enjoy it as a satisfying main course.
- Servings: 4
- Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
- Calories: 240
- Total Fat: 18g
- Saturated Fat: 9g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 45mg
- Sodium: 420mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 8g
- Dietary Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 3g
- Protein: 13g