Lime Cilantro Cauliflower "Rice" Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lime Cilantro Cauliflower "Rice" Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Lime Cilantro Cauliflower "Rice"

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"Grated cauliflower stands in for rice in this flavorful, grain-free side dish."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Grate cauliflower florets or pulse in a food processor until it resembles rice.
  2. Place grated cauliflower and water in a microwave-safe covered dish.
  3. Cook cauliflower in microwave on high until tender, about 7 minutes.
  4. Stir lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, and butter into cooked cauliflower until well blended.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 22, 2012

This was tasty. I thought I had cilantro in the fridge. Turned ut it was italian parsely but I forged ahead anyway. I used a mixture of basil and parsely in this instead. Next time I think I'll cook the cauliflower a minute or so less. I wouldn't mistake this for white rice, but it is a nice side dish

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 20, 2014

This was not a hit for us. We eat a low carb diet and have prepared cauliflower in many different ways. I found this to be both bland and a little sour. There are MANY better recipes using chopped cauliflower.

 
Sep 01, 2012

omg omg omg.. this doesn't even BEGIN to taste like cauliflower.. i didn't use the butter but i sprinkled in some parm afterwards and wow.. out of this world.. i can't wait to make it for bf.. ty so much for this recipe

 
Jun 08, 2012

Excellent! We don't use a microwave so we just boiled in water. It was good warm and it would be good chilled.

 
Mar 26, 2013

This is so easy and very tasty. If you are looking for directions on how to pre-prepare the cauliflower and freeze it, suggest storing the rice in "2 cup" batches. Pull it out of the freezer and prep (I too used a skillet without a microwave). Another butter substitute is coconut oil. Thanks for sharing!!!

 
Feb 20, 2013

Super easy to make. My fiance and I are on a carb-less diet and I LOVE cooking spanish rice (and crave it more than anything), but this was a great substitution! I cooked it in a skillet, one tbs of butter, instead of two and I used 2 limes for extra flavor.

 
Jan 08, 2013

This is really good. I just cook the cauliflower rice in a skillet with coconut oil instead of butter. Finish off with some Siracha chili sauce for a nice kick.

 
Nov 29, 2012

What a great idea! I am a fan of cilantro lime rice, and I love cauliflower. This came out great. Even my husband (super picky, and doesn't care for vegetables, hates cauliflower) thought this was rice. Because he saw me cutting the cauliflower he knew there was cauliflower in it, but he thought it had rice too! Next time when I make it I will make it when he can't see it, and see if he can tell!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 87 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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