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Blendtec vs Vitamix How to Rice Cauliflower

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How to Rice Cauliflower Vitamix vs Blendtec


My blending-loving tribe kept asking how to rice cauliflower in a Vitamix or Blendtec, so I decided to make this how to video and share how!

The last time I did The Blender Cleanse – I was looking for new healthy recipes to try and found a bunch of great cauliflower rice recipes.

Of course, I never want to hand grate a huge cauliflower head and I didn’t want to break out the food processor, so in true Blender Babe style I experimented with quickly chopping it in my blender instead!

At first I tried chopping using the dry chop method – adding the cauliflower florets to my blender jar and pulsing.

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That left me with both large chunks and tiny pieces of cauliflower.

It wasn’t an even chop.

I did this with both Blendtec and Vitamix with the same results.

I then tried the wet chop method and was more satisfied with the even chop it provided for both Blendtec and Vitamix.

After making several cauliflower rice recipes, I found that instead of pulsing with the Blendtec, I could just blend on a low speed for a few seconds to achieve the consistency I liked.

If you haven’t made cauliflower rice in your Blendtec before though, I recommend using the PULSE feature to better control the chop.

With Vitamix it also worked best to PULSE instead of blending to be able to control the consistency.

*If you have a Vitamix model (such as the Vitamix 5200 or standard models) that does not have a PULSE feature, just set the blender to HIGH and turn the machine on and off to equal one pulse.

How to Rice Cauliflower in a Blendtec or Vitamix blender

1) Cut cauliflower into smaller pieces and place in blender jar (no more than 2/3 full)
2) Fill with water just until cauliflower lifts above the blades
3a) For Vitamix blenders – PULSE* until desired consistency is reached – usually 6-8 times.
3b) For Blendtec blenders use Speed LOW or Speed 3 for 3-4 seconds OR you can also pulse until desired consistency is reached.
4) Pour through a sieve
5) Pat dry and prepare to bake or fry it with seasonings + desired oil.

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Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

3 thoughts on “Blendtec vs Vitamix How to Rice Cauliflower”

  1. Thanks! I’d forgotten about the wet method for chopping certain foods. Glad I stopped by and joined your group. I’m gonna love being a Babe again.

  2. I know this isn’t Juicer Babes, but I wonder if making cauliflower rice might work better in a (masticating) juicer like an Omega 8006. It will remove the liquid, leaving just the ‘rice’.. or maybe it would be more like faux mashed potatoes?

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