Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Rule #123: A few ingredients can go a long way.

Cauliflower rice is becoming a serious staple at our house. It’s fast and easy to cook, it’s low-carb, and it takes on the flavor of whatever you throw its way. It’s the perfect little make-it-your-own side dish. We love our Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice with all kinds of our favorite Mexican dishes!

Our grocery store, H-E-B, sells this already riced cauliflower that’s ready to be sautéed. It makes it SO much easier to just throw it in the pan and whip ‘er up than when I used to have to rice it myself. It’s really not hard that way, just one extra step. To rice cauliflower yourself, just pass it through a food processor with the “fine grate” setting on.

riced cauliflower

First, sauté the cauliflower rice in 2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

cauliflower rice

This is what it should look like when it’s “browned” enough to add the seasonings.

saute cauilflower rice

Then, you’ll add in the zest of a lime, some cilantro leaves, salt, and pepper.

seasonings for cilantro lime rice

Give it all a stir and let it cook another 2 minutes or so.

cooking cauliflower rice

Garnish with a little more cilantro and there ya go! Easy like Sunday Morning… or Tuesday night. Whatever. We love our Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice with Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Ranchero, Mexican Pork, Mexican Veggie Medley, Turkey Enchiladas, and Red Chile Pork Enchiladas.

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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is a healthy, low carb side dish that pairs perfectly with Mexican and Southwestern cuisine.
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 61 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 16 oz. riced cauliflower or 2 heads cauliflower florets, riced in a food processor on the shred setting
  • Zest of 1 small lime
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  • Add the cauliflower rice and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the zest of the lime, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and sauté an additional minute or two, until the flavors combine and the rice is slightly browned.
  • Garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 23mgPotassium: 231mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, and Pineapple House Rules makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Keyword low calorie, low carb, Mexican, Mexican side dish, side dish, vegetable side dish
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