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5 from 3 votes

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

I’ve always loved rice, so I was skeptical that a vegetable could ever take its place. This Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice blew my mind. This simple recipe is flavor-packed, and you will never miss the carbs. It goes brilliantly well with tacos and also works well as a side to grilled meats.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Cauliflower
Servings: 6
Calories: 61.22kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 12 ounces riced cauliflower
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime zested and juiced


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add cauliflower rice, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium and cover and cook for 5 to 10 minutes to desired tenderness.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cilantro, lime juice, and lime zest.


Calories: 61.22kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.55g | Protein: 1.26g | Fat: 4.86g | Saturated Fat: 0.69g | Sodium: 211.66mg | Potassium: 180.92mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 1.42g | Vitamin A: 44.99IU | Vitamin C: 31.16mg | Calcium: 16.16mg | Iron: 0.3mg