Pomegranate Cauliflower Rice

Best recipe for grain free pomegranate rice.

This grain-free rice really gets me into the holiday spirit :)

Before I married into my husband’s Armenian family, over 10 years ago, I had never tasted pomegranate. Turns out that the red, seeded fruit is quite delightful. Not only is the wine made from pomegranates amazing (yes, we have it at every family function!) the seeds themselves make a flavorful addition to salads and rice.

And it’s filled with vitamin C and K as well as other beneficial phytochemicals. Bonus!

Thanks to the green thumb of my father-in-law, I have two pomegranate trees (well, really more like bushes) that are producing pomegranates by the dozens. So I’m trying to sneak pomegranate seeds into everything 🙂 This version of cauliflower rice is perfect for the holidays.

Pomogranate Cauliflower Rice
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
4.5 from 2 reviews

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Serves 6


  1. Wash the cauliflower, discard the leaves, and chop into small pieces. Grate the pieces with a food processor.
  2. In a large skillet heat the coconut oil over medium. Add the shredded cauliflower. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, ginger, orange zest, cumin, pomegranate seeds and the almonds. Mix until fully combine and continue to sauté for 5 minutes, until tender.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Serve as you would traditional rice.

Serving size: ⅙     Calories: 82     Fat: 4     Carbohydrates: 8     Sugar: 3     Sodium: 80     Fiber: 3     Protein: 3    


Best recipe for grain free pomegranate rice.


  • tina November 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    This sounds like an awesome recipe. This may be a silly question, but where would you find pomegranate seeds? Are they sold as a seed, like at a whole food store or would you have to buy a pomegranate and deseed it?

    • Diana March 13, 2014 at 12:24 am

      Hi Tina,
      You can find them sold as seeds, chilled at the store, or you could use a whole pomegranate and seed it yourself. You’ll save some money if you seed it yourself! Just cut it in half and place in a bowl of water, then pull the seeds out and let them float to the top. Enjoy!

  • reese March 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    different and delicious

  • Lisa Spears May 3, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    made it tonight with steak. really good mix of all the ingredients.

    • Diana May 5, 2014 at 4:17 am

      Thanks Lisa! Enjoy

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