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Easy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice” | Mommy's Home Cooking

Easy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice”

This Easy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is slightly crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and super flavorful. It’s the perfect side dish to accompany any meal, anytime. Low Carb. Paleo. Keto and Whole 30 friendly.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 44kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cumin (optional)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  • Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté about 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high.
  • Add the cauliflower “rice” to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside, about 5 minutes. NOTE: If you want the rice soft and tender you can cover the pan. I prefer it on the crunchy side so I cook it uncovered.
  • Season with salt and cumin, if using. Mix to combine.
  • Turn the heat off and add chopped cilantro and lime juice. Mix until well combined.
  • Serve hot.


Extra Tips:
You can use store-bought frozen cauliflower rice, or make your own. I used 2 bags (12 oz each)  of  Green Giant® Riced Veggies Cauliflower.
Add a ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper or a finely chopped jalapeño if you like to add some heat.
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate, and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 10mg | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg