Buffalo Cauliflower Casserole

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

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 30 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Try this savory casserole and enjoy Buffalo-sauce marinated bites of fluffy rice and cheesy 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
    Mix together cream cheese and hot sauce until blended. Toss with cauliflower, Cheddar, salt and pepper. Spoon over rice. Sprinkle with blue cheese.

    Step 3
    Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or 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.

Wings, Meet Comfort Food

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 combining simple ingredients, including cauliflower, shredded Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, hot Buffalo sauce and our Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice.

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 some Jasmine Rice and Dried Cranberry Cookies for dessert!