Affiliates note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. My content may contain affiliate links to products and services. If you click through and make a purchase, I'll receive a small commission. It does not affect the price you pay.

How to Dehydrate Cauliflower Rice for Food Storage

Watch the How to Dehydrate Cauliflower Rice Video

Once you learn How to Make Cauliflower Rice, you may want to make a lot of it at one time. But it can take up quite a bit of room in your fridge or freezer. So what’s the best way to store it? Dehydrate it!

Dehydrating Cauliflower Rice

It’s easy to dehydrate cauliflower rice in an electric dehydrator, but there are a few tips that will make the job easier and neater. Depending on what type of dehydrator you have will determine the approach you take.

If you have a circular dehydrator, use the dehydrating trays that are made for making fruit roll-ups. These round trays with a hole in the middle are solid and will prevent the cauliflower rice from falling through the grates of the regular trays.

If you’re using a square dehydrator like an Excalibur Electric Food Dehydrator, you’ll want to cover the mesh drying trays with a silicone drying sheet made for this type of dehydrator. Now, if you don’t have the silicone trays, don’t worry. You can easily place a piece of food-grade parchment paper over the mesh, and this will work perfectly too!

Next Steps for Dehydrating

Once you have all your dehydrator trays filled with the cauliflower rice, you’ll want to set your dehydrator to 125 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 52 degrees Celsius).

It will take anywhere from four hours to eight hours for the “rice” to dry, depending on the size of the “grains.” Once the cauliflower rice is completely dry, it will have a crunchy texture and be ready for storage.

The Best Way to Store Cauliflower Rice

Once you have your cauliflower rice nice and dry, you’ll want to keep it that way. I have found the best way to store it is in canning jars with an oxygen absorber. This will help keep out moisture.

If you want to take another step to further extend the shelf life of your “rice,” use a food saver to extract as much air out of the jar as possible. My favorite is the reasonably-priced, hand-held FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer with the FoodSaver Jar Kit. (As to shelf life, the National Center for Home Food Preservation states that the recommended storage times for dried foods range from 4 months to 1 year.) 

How to Rehydrate your Cauliflower Rice

When you’re ready to rehydrate your cauliflower rice, simply take out as much as you want and soak it in hot water for about one hour. Then drain the water, and you’re ready to prepare it any way you like.

Rehydrated Cauliflower Rice in a Frying Pan with a Spatula
Rehydrated Cauliflower Rice in a Frying Pan

I like to give my rehydrated cauliflower rice a quick sauté in a bit of butter and olive oil and then top it with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

More Low Carbohydrate Recipes

Be sure to check out the videos below for more great Keto recipe ideas.

Stay in Touch with Mary’s Nest

  1. Subscribe to My YouTube Channel for Traditional Foods Videos (Free) - When you subscribe, be sure to click on the notification bell that will let you know each time I upload a new video.
  2. Subscribe to Mary’s Traditional Foods Newsletter (Free) - Get a free 36-page eBook for signing up: How to Stock Your Essential Traditional Foods Four-Corners Pantry.
  3. Join the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy (Optional Paid) - For more detailed videos and exclusive members-only perks, join my YouTube membership community.
  4. Order The Modern Pioneer Cookbook (Optional Paid) - Get a printed book of Mary's nourishing recipes from a Traditional Foods Kitchen. This bestselling cookbook is published by Penguin Random House with their DK imprint.

I look forward to having you join me in my Texas Hill Country Kitchen!

Shop for items used in this blog post or video

  • Visit Mary's Nest Amazon Shop
  • Visit my Shopping Guide page
    Get up to 15% off for Stocking your Traditional Foods Pantry and Equipping your Modern Pioneer Kitchen, including discounts from US Wellness Meats, Mockmill Grain Mill, Masontops, Cultures for Health, Survival Garden Seeds, Redmond Real Salt, Plan to Eat, and more!

Favorite Low Carbohydrate Supplies:

Affiliates note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. My content may contain affiliate links to products and services. If you click through and make a purchase, I’ll receive a small commission. It does not affect the price you pay.

Disclaimer:I am not a medical doctor, a medical professional, a dietician, or a nutritionist. All content found on the website, including text, images, videos, eBooks or eGuides, social media, or other formats, were created solely for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or proper nutritional advice. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have watched in a video or read on this website. Use caution when following the recipe in this video. The creator and publisher of this video and website will not be held responsible for any adverse effects that may arise from the use of this recipe and method or any other recipe and method on this website or corresponding video channel.

Posted in: , , ,

About the Author

Read More About Me

You may also like:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *