Buffalo Cauliflower Casserole

Our cheesy Buffalo Cauliflower Casserole combines jasmine rice, Cheddar, roasted cauliflower, Buffalo hot sauce and crumbled blue cheese into a crave-worthy oven bake.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Casserole

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 30 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 40 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 30 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 40 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® Jasmine Rice
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) plain cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo hot sauce
  • 4 cups frozen cauliflower florets, blanched and cooled
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  • Make this savory casserole and enjoy Buffalo-sauce-marinated bites of fluffy rice and roasted cauliflower. Topped with crumbled blue cheese and green onions, this vegetarian casserole is sure to please any hungry crowd.

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F. Prepare rice according to package directions. Transfer to greased 8 x 8-inch baking dish.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, stir together cream cheese and hot sauce in a medium bowl. Add cauliflower, Cheddar, salt and pepper and toss to combine. Spoon over rice. Sprinkle with blue cheese.

    Step 3

  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly. Sprinkle with green onions.

    Recipe Tips

    Substitute goat cheese or feta for blue cheese, if desired.

    Meat lovers can serve this rice casserole as a great side dish to seared chicken or beef.

Comfort Food Casserole

Comfort food meets your favorite bar appetizer in this Buffalo Cauliflower Casserole. An easy vegetarian option for you and your family, this dish is a perfect weeknight meal. Made with simple ingredients, including cauliflower, shredded Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, hot Buffalo sauce and our Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice, it’s sure to please everyone and is easy to whip up after a long day.

For a quick dinner, all you need to do is preheat the oven, cook your rice, mix the ingredients, and then sit back and wait. In the time it takes you to wash up and set the table, you’ll have a golden brown casserole with a cheesy interior and tantalizing blend of spicy, salty and tangy flavors.

Prepare this dish for a weeknight meal or bring it along to your next event alongside a 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinnera Mexican Rice Recipe, a Microwave Egg Fried Rice and a delicious Churro Rice Pudding, for dessert!

If you’re looking for another crowd-pleasing dinner idea, try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.




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