Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 60.3
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 113.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 1.0 g

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Low-carb version of rice. Great paired with Lean Pork Carnitas. Low-carb version of rice. Great paired with Lean Pork Carnitas.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 small or 1/2 of a large head of cauliflower
    2 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil
    1/2 yellow or white onion, diced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    Sea salt & ground pepper, to taste
    1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
    zest of one large lime


You can add other seasonings to mix with other entrees. Great substitute for rice in any recipe, with the notation that if used in casseroles where the rice is used specifically to help absorb liquid, you will need to adjust the amount of liquid used in the recipe.

(To 'rice' the raw cauliflower, chop it coarsely and fill your blender about 1/2 with the cauliflower. Fill it up with water and pulse it until the cauliflower resembles rice. Dump it into a fine-mesh strainer.)

Cauliflower can be processed ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days.


1. In two batches, pulse the cauliflower florets in a food processor until the pieces are about the size of rice grains.

2. Heat a large skillet and add the olive oil, garlic, red onion, salt, and pepper. Saute for a few minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent.

3. Add the riced cauliflower to the skillet, coating it evenly in oil and onions & garlic. Add the lime zest and saute for 5 or 6 minutes, until the cauliflower begins to soften (you, after all, donít want mushy rice).

4. Add the cilantro and mix well. Squeeze the lime juice over the top and serve.

Serving Size:†Makes enough for at least 6 servings

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  • Incredible!
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    This is SO good! - 1/19/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this recipe tonight, and it was pretty good! Tastes kind of like Chipotle rice. - 2/3/14

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  • Very Good
    This was Good, very simple but tasty, I added organic dried unsweetened coconut and it was very refreshing and flavorful. - 7/26/15

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