Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner I have been thinking about Mexican food a lot lately. Ever since I used cauliflower 'rice' in the chicken fried cauliflower rice I have been contemplating other ways to enjoy it! Of course one of the first things that came to mind was cilantro lime rice, one of my favourite Mexican side dishes, which takes boring old rice and gives it new life by infusing it with a hit of fresh cilantro and lime juice! This cilantro lime cauliflower rice is addictively good and so easy to make! You simply rice the cauliflower, saute it until tender and mix in the cilantro and lime! The next time you are making rice for your Mexican themed meal make some lighter and healthier cilantro lime cauliflower rice instead!

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4

A light and fresh take on cilantro lime rice that uses riced cauliflower instead of rice!

  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  1. Rice the cauliflower by grating it on the larger holes on a grated or in a food processor. (The food processor makes this so quick and easy!)
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat, add the cauliflower and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower rice is tender and slightly golden brown, about 7-10 minutes.
  3. Mix the lime juice, zest and cilantro into the cauliflower rice and enjoy!

Option: Saute a diced onion and a chopped clove of garlic in the oil before adding the cauliflower rice.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 55, Fat 3.6g (Saturated 0, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 21mg, Carbs 5.3g (Fiber 2.2g, Sugars 1.9g), Protein 1.5g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Tieghan said...

Love this switch up! Cilantro lime rice is always a favorite around here, so i cant wait to try the veggie version!

Beyond Borders said...

I love this! I keep seeing cauliflower rice everywhere and really want to try it :)

Kevin Lynch said...

Beyond Borders: It is so easy to make and I am a little obsessed with it! :)

Matt Robinson said...

We love cauliflower anything and this looks amazing! Love your blog, always great recipes

Anonymous said...

Having just experienced Chipotle --drool-- for the first time a couple months ago (they don't have any in our area) as well as starting a low-carb diet, I am completely delighted to see this! thank you so much!

Helene Peloquin said...

Simple recipe that looks so good Kevin!

Susan said...

This looks delicious!! We enjoy cauliflower at least once a week and I can't wait to try it!

lisa h. said...

Aroma trail of cilantro lead me to your blog :D.
Looks delicious, it had my 3 favourite ingredients ~ cilantro, lime and cauliflower... yummy :D

Medeja said...

Sounds like a great combination of flavors! I don't even have to mention it looks great :)


I love cauliflower rice! Addition of the cilantro & lime... genius!

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