Saffron Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

by Julianne De Witt

March 8, 2019

Cauliflower rice is a staple in my house. I sometimes make my own with a hand grater – (I have yet to own a food processor!), but now that it’s readily available in grocery stores, I always keep a bag or two in my freezer. This pilaf recipe is light and delicious and super easy to make. Enjoy!

Saffron Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

A quick and easy side dish that is light and delicious!
Servings: 2


  • 2 pinches saffron
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup currants
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Soak saffron in hot water for 10 minutes. 
  • Saute onion in olive oil until translucent in a medium wok or saucepan on medium heat.
  • Add cauliflower and stir to mix, saute until almost cooked through – approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add saffron and water mix, almonds and currants and stir together and heat through for another 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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