20-Minute Mushroom & Spinach Cauliflower Rice Recipe: A Vegetarian Main Dish or Side Dish by Sarah Amona

20-Minute Mushroom & Spinach Cauliflower Rice Recipe: A Vegetarian Main Dish or Side Dish

This awesome cauliflower rice recipe is simple and full of delicious ingredients like healthy mushrooms, garlic and spinach. Another bonus? This vegetarian mushroom and spinach cauliflower dish takes just minutes to prepare.

This easy recipe has simple, wholesome ingredients: riced cauliflower, olive oil, onion, mushrooms, fresh garlic, baby spinach and a little soy sauce for flavor. The meatless meal cooks up in about 10 minutes in a skillet, and takes about the same time to prep. 

You could rice your own fresh cauliflower if you prefer. Serve this easy vegetarian and vegan cauliflower rice recipe for Meatless Monday or as a side dish with your favorite protein. It's perfect for meal prepping, too. This recipe can easily be doubled.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cups baby spinach

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook cauliflower rice according to instructions on package (if using frozen). 
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft. 
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook until softened. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. 
  4. Add cauliflower rice and soy sauce. Stir until cauliflower rice has absorbed soy sauce.
  5. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

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Cauliflower rice is a genius ingredient for so many recipes! 🙌🏼
Donna John
My stomach is growling now!! Great recipe. Love when recipes have minimal, but healthy, ingredients. Making this soon.
Elisa Schmitz
I can't believe this healthy and delicious dish is ready in just 20 minutes. Thank you for sharing the yum, Sarah Amona !
Melissa Vickers
There's no such thing as too many recipes with mushrooms, or too many mushrooms in a recipe! This fits the bill nicely! ymmmmm

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