Flavorful Cauliflower Mushroom Rice Recipe - Whole30 approved!

Replace rice with this veggie-packed Cauliflower Mushroom Rice side dish. It’s easy to make and prepared in 15 minutes. Packed with flavor and texture plus this recipe also complies with the Whole30 program!

Cauliflower Mushroom Rice

My husband's body suddenly does not like gluten or grains or much of anything aside from vegetables and meat, which has given us the chance to get creative with side dishes. Roasted Sweet Potatoes is a recent favorite (and oh-my-gosh, have you tried sweet potato hash browns?!), but one can only make the same side for so many consecutive nights. I am so in love with this Cauliflower Mushroom Rice that I likely will never return to the real deal. The flavors! The texture! The splash of freshness! The fact that it is grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free, making it 100% Whole30 compliant! Eeeeek!

Cauliflower Mushroom Rice

I love the addition of cilantro, but I understand it is not a flavor that everyone loves. If this is YOU, fear not. Replace the cilantro with an equal amount of flat-leaf parsley and you'll be in love. If my boys liked rice (can you believe they don't like rice?), I'm convinced they would have no idea this side dish was comprised of 100% vegetables and herbs.

For other healthy side dish options, check out these Whole30 options: Sauteed Zoodles and Mushrooms, Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples and Roasted Veggies.

Hoping you are all having a great week!

Cauliflower Mushroom Rice
Mushroom, Cauliflower, Rice
Yield: 4


prep time: 5 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 15 mins

Substitute rice with this healthy, veggie-laden side dish. Whole30 compliant!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups finely chopped cauliflower
  • 3 cups finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (substitute with flat-leaf parsley, if desired)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add cauliflower, mushrooms, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until veggies have softened.
  2. Remove from the heat, top with extra lime juice and serve immediately!
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