Cauliflower crumbles recipe or baked or oven roasted frozen cauliflower rice is easy to follow and you get perfectly roasted, delicious cauliflower rice in very little time. We roast these frozen cauliflower rice with Indian spices including curry powder, turmeric, garam masala etc, so this can also be called as curry roasted cauliflower rice or curry roasted frozen cauliflower crumbles.
These delicious roasted cauliflower rice is crunchy in texture and it is so delicious and so easy to make!
Since the cauliflower is crumbled into very small pieces, we don’t have much work except marinating them in spices and roasting them in the oven.
Cauliflower crumbles is riced cauliflower and the terms cauliflower rice or cauliflower rice are often used interchangeably.
How To Cook Frozen Cauliflower Rice?
I bought the green giant cauliflower crumbles from the store and while initially I didn’t think much about what to do with it, because it was suggested to use in a pizza crust or sauce and since I didn’t make any pizza crust or sauce, the cauliflower crumbles sat there for quite a while.
Then I thought why can’t I try roasting this, as roasted cauliflower always tastes good, especially when paired with Indian spices like this simple roasted frozen cauliflower and curry roasted cauliflower recipes.
Baking or roasting the frozen cauliflower rice is one of the most easy ways to cook frozen cauliflower.
Roasted cauliflower rice retains its crunchy texture and roasting brings out the best flavors in veggies including crumbled or rice cauliflower.
There are also other ways to cook frozen cauliflower rice including steaming, sauteeing, stir fry etc.
Cauliflower rice is a very versatile ingredient which is often added to dishes like fried rice easily, as there is no chopping or washing included, you can easily add these to your veggie fried rice just like I added them in this easy broccoli & cauliflower fried rice recipe, to make the fried rice delicious with a crunchy texture to it.
In this recipe for frozen cauliflower rice, we roast the cauliflower crumbles or cauliflower rice with spices including curry powder.
You may also adjust the spices based on your preferences!
In the above picture, you can see cauliflower crumbles in the baking sheet all ready for baking.
In the below picture, you can see roasted cauliflower crumbles right out of the oven.
As you can see they are lightly browned and all done ready to be served!
By adding spices, you can make this very healthy too, as spices are really good for health.
And by adding spices and roasting, cauliflower rice or crumbles taste delicious.
You can add your favorite spices, but I suggest you to not skip the garlic as garlic really add much flavor to the roasted cauliflower rice.
You can add freshly grated or crushed or minced garlic, dried powdered garlic or dry minced garlic as you wish.
I also recommend not to skip the black pepper as it is really delicious when paired with this cauliflower rice.
So here is how I roasted the cauliflower rice using this easy roasted frozen cauliflower rice recipe.
How To Roast Cauliflower Rice Crumbles In Oven?
We use the following ingredients in this roasted cauliflower rice or roasted cauliflower crumbles recipe.
16 oz cauliflower crumbles (cauliflower rice)
¼ teaspoon salt adjust to taste
2 tablespoons oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic minced, powdered or crushed
1 teaspoon black pepper crushed or powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon cumin seeds powder
Step by step instructions
Preheat oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit.
Transfer the cauliflower rice or crumbles to a large bowl and add all the remaining ingredients to it.
Mix all ingredients well so the cauliflower rice is well coated with oil, salt and spices.
Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
Arrange the marinated cauliflower rice or crumbles in a single layer in a greased baking tray.
Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until the crumbles are lightly browned and roasted. If your cauliflower rice is smaller sized, it may get roasted even faster so make sure to watch after about 20 minutes of time.
Serve hot with rice for lunch or dinner or use the roasted cauliflower crumbles or cauliflower rice in other recipes!
Below you can get the recipe for roasted cauliflower rice in detail.
Cauliflower Crumbles – Roasted Cauliflower Rice
- 16 oz cauliflower crumbles (cauliflower rice)
- ¼ teaspoon salt adjust to taste
- 2 tablespoons oil or melted butter
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced, powdered or crushed
- 1 teaspoon black pepper crushed or powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds powder
- Preheat oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit.
- Transfer the cauliflower rice or crumbles to a large bowl and add all the remaining ingredients to it.
- Mix all ingredients well so the cauliflower rice is well coated with oil, salt and spices.
- Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Arrange the marinated cauliflower rice or crumbles in a single layer in a greased baking tray.
- Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until the crumbles are lightly browned and roasted. If your cauliflower rice is smaller sized, it may get roasted even faster so make sure to watch after about 20 minutes of time. Serve hot with rice for lunch or dinner or use the roasted cauliflower crumbles in other recipes!