Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is an easy, healthy side dish, perfect for serving with your favorite Mexican recipes. It also makes a great base for a gluten free, Whole 30 taco bowl!
Looking to low-carb your meals? Try cauliflower rice!
It only takes 10 minutes to make, start to finish, and is great as the base for a low carb bowl or served as a side dish!
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How do you make it?
Add cauliflower florets to a food processor. Pulse the cauliflower until it forms a consistency similar to rice. This usually takes about 30 seconds.
Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cauliflower rice and salt. Cover and cook the rice for 5-6 minutes.
Remove the lid and serve the rice.
Is cauliflower rice better than rice?
Cauliflower rice is lower in carbohydrates and calories than cooked white rice. It also provides a significant serving of vitamin C, whereas white rice provides no vitamin content.
Cauliflower rice contains 20 calories per cup and 5 grams of carbohydrates. It also provides 70% of your daily vitamin C needs.
Cooked white rice contains 200 calories per cooked cup, 40 grams of carbohydrates and no vitamins.
How long does it last in the fridge?
You can store raw cauliflower rice in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 12 months.
If you plan to make cauliflower rice part of your regular menu, I highly recommend making a big batch and storing portioned out servings in ziplock bags.
This makes it super easy to grab a bag anytime you’re meal prepping or need a quick and healthy side dish for dinner.
While you can purchase cauliflower rice pre-made in the freezer section of most major grocery stores, you will save a ton of money by making it at home yourself and it’s so easy to do it!
Is it vegan, whole30 and gluten free?
Yes, yes and yes! Cauliflower rice is vegan, whole30 approved and gluten free.
What to use it for
Cauliflower rice is the perfect base for a healthy bowl or served as a side dish.
Try it in these recipes in place of traditional rice:
- Thai Peanut Pineapple Veggie Rice Bowls
- Sriracha Steak Fried Rice
- Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls
- Chili Lime Rice & Shrimp Taco Salad
- Carne Asada Burrito Bowl
Or try it as a side dish with these recipes:
- Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers
- Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas
- Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs
- Thai Green Avocado Curry
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
- 2 lbs cauliflower, cut into large pieces
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- ¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- Add the cauliflower to a food processor and pulse until it forms a consistency similar to rice.
- Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the cauliflower rice and salt, cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. Remove the lid and stir in the cilantro and lime juice.
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