Rice Substitutes

What can you substitute for Rice? Some very interesting substitutes exist for rice, including Quinoa and even Cauliflower - explained further in our table. Substitutions depend on the type of rice that you are trying to replace - our chart picked on white rice because so many people are trying to avoid this staple lately due to health and weight issues. Brown rice takes a little longer to digest, therefore stays in your system a bit longer making you feel full longer.

You can substitute any of these products for each other. So, try our rice substitution table to get the perfect rice substitute for your recipe.

Rice Substitutes

Rice Amount Substitute
White Rice substitute Any Same Amount Shredded Raw Cauliflower (Shred then steam like rice)
*OR* Mock Fried Rice (*See just below table for recipe)
*OR* Same Amount Quinoa
*OR* Same Amount Black Rice
*OR* Same Amount Brown Rice

Rice Substitute Considerations

*Another great substitute for rice is mock fried rice. Try this great recipe which substitutes raw cauliflower for white rice and is a perfect copy of fried rice - they call it mock fried rice.

But remember, when making substitutions be sure to measure accurately for best results. These rice substitutes will slightly alter the taste and possibly the texture, weight, or moisture content of the finished recipe - whether it's better or worse depends upon your palate. Don't be afraid to experiment though, you might like the new flavor better than the original.

To find out how long rice last check our shelf life of rice page.

If you find brown rice too troublesome to make, try making brown rice in a rice cooker.

A note regarding Substitutions...

Using these substitute suggestions may slightly alter the taste, texture or appearance of your resulting recipe. However, we recommend these substitutions as similar replacement ingredients when the original ingredients are unavailable.