Costco has cauliflower rice for sale from Nature’s Intent and it is a must have item for anyone on a low carb diet. The cauliflower rice is shelf stable and not frozen which makes it super convenient for meal prep.
Cauliflower Rice Nutrition and Ingredients
Let’s take a closer look at what you get with this rice substitute.
You get six pouches of cauliflower rice per box with each pouch holding 8.46 ounces product. One serving is 2/3 of a cup and there are 2.5 servings per pouch.
The nutritional facts for a single serving are:
- Calories: 25
- Fat: 0g (0% DV)
- Cholesterol: 0mg 0% DV)
- Sodium: 25mg (1% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 4g (1% DV)
- Protein: 2g
A significant portion of the carbs in this product are dietary fiber and those numbers are best represented when we look at the nutritional values of the whole pouch which has 2.5 servings.
The entire pouch has 9 grams of carbs with 6 grams of dietary fiber. So, when I eat the whole pouch that still only gives me 60 calories and 3 net grams of carbs.
The cauliflower rice has the following ingredients:
- Lactic acid
The product is labelled as a Product of Peru.
How to Cook the Cauliflower Rice
Cooking the rice is extremely simple and just takes a minute.
- Tear a two inch opening in the top of the pouch.
- Microwave on High for 60 seconds.
- Dress and serve.
When the steaming cauliflower rice comes out of the pouch it looks like what it is…a great big pile of hot riced cauliflower.
How Does Costco’s Cauliflower Rice Taste?
This stuff tastes like a big pile of cauliflower. Pretty simple!
The trick, of course, is finding interesting ways to season the cauliflower and work it into a recipe as a substitute for rice or potatoes.
One of my favorite recipes uses the cauliflower, seasoned with salt and pepper, as a base to soak up the flavors from mahi mahi poached in marinara sauce. This recipe uses:
- 1 pouch of cauliflower rice (60 calories, 3 grams net carbs)
- 1 four ounce mahi mahi filet (100 calories, 0g carbs)
- 1/2 cup (125 g) of Rao’s marinara sauce (100 calories, 5 grams net carbs)
This high protein dinner is delicious with only 260 calories with 8 grams of carbs. Just as important, this is a FULL POUND of food that is guaranteed to fill you up and not leave you hungry.
I bought the six pouch box of cauliflower rice at Costco for $9.99 which works out to a price of $1.66 per pouch.
You can buy the same 6 pouch box from Walmart for $26.97 which works out to a cost of $4.5 per pouch.
This means that you will save $2.84 per pouch (63%) when you purchase the product at Costco.