Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice. Soft and fluffy cauliflower rice with a tex mex twist of cilantro and lime. 

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. 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. Place half of the chopped up cauliflower in the food processor 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.

Overhead shot of cilantro lime cauliflower rice in a skillet.

What to serve alongside the Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice:


A wooden spoon scooping into a skillet with cilantro lime rice.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice. Soft and fluffy cauliflower rice with a tex mex twist of cilantro and lime.


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


  • 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.
  • Toss with cilantro and juice from the whole lime.


Calories: 40kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 3g, Sodium: 44mg
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