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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

What is Cauliflower Rice?

If you’re looking for a low carb and low calorie substitute to rice then cauliflower is the way to go!

It’s soft, fluffy and made by pulsing cauliflower in a food processor(affiliate link). Best of all, you can season it to taste like pretty much any other kind of rice. Like Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice!

How to make Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice:

Clean the cauliflower and dry it completely. Then cut it into florets.

The easiest way to get the small “grains” is to use a food processor(affiliate link). Place half of the chopped up cauliflower in the food processor(affiliate link) and pulse until just broken up into small bits.

Pour that into a large skillet and then process the remaining cauliflower. Breaking it up like this helps to ensure that all of the cauliflower is getting processed and not turned into mush, or clogging up the processor.

Then heat the rice up in a skillet, just for a few minutes to make it tender.

Toss the rice with some chopped up cilantro and fresh lime juice for seasoning. Or you can use whatever flavoring you prefer.



1 head of cauliflower

1 lime

2 cloves of garlic

1 handful chopped cilantro


Remove the leaves from the cauliflower, and cut the head in half. Remove the cauliflower from the core so you only have the florets. Place half the cauliflower into the processor and process until only small pieces remain. Remove from the processor and place into a pan. Process the remaining cauliflower repeating the steps.

Mince the garlic and add to the cauliflower in the pan. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. When cauliflower is slightly toasted, and garlic cooked, remove from heat.

Serene, someone in my house would flip over this because he loves cauliflower – your photo is fantastic, too! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and will be pinning to our party board. Have a happy Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

I gotta try this! Hubby has to cut out the carbs so I’ve been hunting for ways to make our normal carb food without the carbs. And I love Chipotle so much so this has to go on my list of recipes to try. Found you through the Time to Sparkle link party! Elizabeth @ Real Inspired

My son’s family is Paleo and I am always looking for something I can fix for them when they visit. With the garlic, lime and cilantro in it how could you go wrong! Thanks for sharing on Showcase Your Talent Thursday.

so many comments on recipes are “looks so good, I have to try it” or ” I will try this week”. I am always looking for comments from those who have actually tried the recipes , so I thought I better leave one. This is so simple and great! I love cauliflower and I idled a tsp of olive oil with it. Once browned, I added cooked chicken for a quick meal. Loved it! Thank you.

Serene! I loved this post! I’m a big Chipotle fan, and I’m relieved to find that there’s a recipe I can do that doesn’t feel so much like I’m cheating (on the non-cheat days)! I’m a huge fan of Hispanic foods! I wanted to give my readers some cauliflower rice recipe ideas after sharing my “how-to” experience, and I shared this one with them. Thanks for this recipe, and I’m so excited to try it!

Thanks for this starch substitute! I used dried Cilantro and the plastic squeeze Lime juice. Probably why I needed more taste! : ) So I used McCormick’s Perfect Pinch Fiesta Citrus flakes, reduced Sodium/salt and some Cumin to taste. YUM!

I really enjoyed this recipe! I even mixed it up a little to make it my own! Thank you for great content; I’m looking forward to shouting you out in my blog at isalymarieliving.com! -love, Light, and a Dash of Sass <3

if short on time you can now by cauliflower already riced. i picked it up in the produce section of my local grocery in the bagged veggie section. you can also get in frozen food section in the frozen veggie isle. very convenient if need it fast. it is also great for faux fried rice. been making it with riced cauliflower for a couple years now and it is preferred over actual rice. so many other things you make with rice can be replaced.

How well does this recipe keep as leftovers? I’m considering making it as part of my lunch meal prep, so I would be eating it 1-6 days after actually making it. Has anyone tried reheating it before? How did it turn out?

Hi Carlee. We have reheated it before in the microwave. It reheats just fine. I haven’t kept any on hand for an entire week though. Typically we eat it within 2-3 days. So I can’t say if it would keep for an entire week of meal prep.

[…] was introduced to all sorts of new possibilities. Never in a million years would I have believed cauliflower “rice” would be incredibly easier to prepare than normal rice, almost anything can be turned into a patty […]

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