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cauliflower arancini

Cauliflower Arancini

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cauliflower rice
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 balls
Calories: 112kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
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Cauliflower Balls:

  • 1 Cauliflower, medium Cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon Dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic powder
  • 1 medium egg beaten
  • ½ cup Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • 12 Small Mozzarella Balls
  • 2 tablespoons red chilli flakes


  • ½ Cup Parmesan grated


  • Rice the cauliflower by blitzing the florets in a food processor or grate by hand.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the cauliflower rice. Cook for about 10 minutes until cooked evenly, stirring occasionally.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/375F degrees.
  • In a bowl, place the cauliflower rice, add the egg, Cheddar cheese, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Combine well into an almost dough mixture.
  • Take a small handful of the cauliflower mixture in your hand and fashion into a ball. About the size of a large walnut.
  • Flatten the ball out then place of the mozzarella balls and a sprinkling of chilli flakes in the centre.
  • Gently squeeze and mould the edges of the cauliflower rice around the mozzarella ball until it is covered. You may need to pat the cauliflower into a ball shape.
  • Dip the ball into the Parmesan cheese and roll until covered.
  • Place on a parchment paper lined baking tray.
  • Repeat until all the cauliflower mixture is used.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden.   
  • Serve alone or with a sauce of your choosing. Marinara sauce is a good choice.


Makes about 12 balls with one ball being 1.7g net carbs
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1ball | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 0.9g