Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

cilantro lime cauliflower rice Gluten Free Low-Carb Whole 30 Healthy-3

Our simple recipe for Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice came to be when we were looking for a healthy rice alternative to serve with our equally simple Two-Ingredients Salsa Chicken.

Cauliflower Rice is nothing new, and neither is the cilantro lime combination, but it doesn’t really matter. It’s a simple and delicious recipe that definitely holds up well as a side to a more flavor-intense main.

It’s as easy as chopping a whole cauliflower head in a food processor, sautéing the “rice” in a bit of butter and some spices, and finally adding a handful of freshly chopped cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Fifteen minutes max!

cilantro lime cauliflower rice Gluten Free Low-Carb Whole 30 Healthy-3

cilantro lime cauliflower rice Gluten Free Low-Carb Whole 30 Healthy-3

So, to have yourself a delicious Tex-Mex inspired meal in no time, all you need is:

  1. Our easy Salsa Chicken
  2. A few slices of fresh avocado or a generous scoop of homemade guacamole.
  3. A healthy helping of Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice.

Your family is sure to clean their plates with this deliciously healthy meal. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya! So, make extra to be safe!

This easy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe also works well if you’re in the mood for some healthy, homemade, and gluten-free Chipotle-style “rice” bowls!

cilantro lime cauliflower rice Gluten Free Low-Carb Whole 30 Healthy-3

If you’re in need some more healthy Tex-Mex inspo, then look no further. We’ve got you covered:

  1. Mexican Stuffed Skirt Steak
  2. Spicy Pork Tacos
  3. Chili Lime Chicken Salad
  4. Mini Cheese Tacos
  5. Spicy Stuffed Chicken with Roasted Banana Peppers

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cilantro lime cauliflower rice

cilantro lime cauliflower rice Gluten Free Low-Carb Whole 30 Healthy-3

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

A delicious recipe for Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice. A yummy side dish for any main meal. Only 6 ingredients and 25 minutes needed. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 51kcal


  • 1 head of cauliflower (grated or processed into "rice-sized" chunks, approximately 4 cups)
  • 1 brown onion (finely diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • to taste fresh lime juice (approximately one tablespoon works for us)
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • to taste oil (for cooking)


  • In a pan, over a medium high heat, add the onion and sauté in a little bit of oil until translucent. About 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cumin and sauté for a few seconds before adding the cauliflower rice.
  • Cook the cauliflower until it reaches your desired level of tenderness, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the fresh cilantro and lime juice.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.
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Tips and Tricks:

1. Add some leftover chicken and sliced avocado to make it a one pan meal!


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Recipe and Nutritional Info/Calories

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