Detoxifying Veggie Rice

Feeling like you need some light and fresh food after the Holiday season, but still craving starches like rice?  Have I got the recipe for you!  It is a vegetable rice made without actual rice.  The “rice” is made from celeriac (or celery root).  You may think that this sounds odd, but it is the perfect substitute for rice!  It doesn’t get stinky like cauliflower rice, it is neutral so it absorbs the flavors you add to it.  I like to add plenty of veggies, and a little turmeric for anti inflammatory properties. The optional hemp seeds provide protein and heart healthy omega 3 oils.  This rice is delicious, filling, and great for a detox.

Author: Amy

Amy currently works in our deli contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan dessert and food blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She is also a cookbook author, of the books Just Vegan Cakes, Fragrant Vanilla Cake: Sweet and Savory and Rawlicious Desserts. She specializes in raw, vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local,fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



In a food processor, combine the celeriac, garlic, sea salt, turmeric, smoked paprika and nutritional yeast, and pulse until everything is combined and the celeriac is chopped into the size of rice grains.  Add 1/2 cup of the cherry tomatoes, and pulse a few times until chopped.  Mix in all other ingredients, and serve at room temperature.


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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Raw
  • Salad
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Entree
  • Salad
  • Side Dish

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy