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Keto Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

by KetoFocus.com
4.8 Stars (4 Reviews)
Nutrition Facts

4

Servings

115

Calories

9.3g

Fat

3.6g

Protein

2.2g

Net Carbs

If you’re looking for a truly flavorsome cauliflower rice recipe, you’ve come to the right place! Keto cilantro lime cauliflower rice makes for the perfect low carb side dish to many main meals!

Keto Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Ingredients

Keto Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Directions

  • 1
    Add cauliflower rice and chicken broth to skillet. Cover and steam over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Pour out excess fluid if desired.
    cauliflower rice in a skillet
  • 2
    Add butter, salt and pepper and saute cauliflower for 1 minute.
    cooked cauliflower rice in a skillet
  • 3
    Reduce heat to low and add lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, cumin and coconut milk. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
    a wooden spatula scooping out cauliflower rice

Latest Keto Dishes

Low Carb Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Recipe

a bowl of rice in a white asian noodle bowl

Cauliflower rice makes a fantastic and easy, keto side dish for anyone who’s on a keto diet or even those who are looking to reduce their carb intake. This keto side dish can be made in less than 30 minutes! Keto cilantro lime cauliflower can be paired with my keto indian butter chicken recipe as they compliment each other really well! With these two recipes paired together, you won’t feel like you’re missing out on any delightful Indian flavors while being on a keto diet! It is even great to have with pork chops, steak or really anything you would normally serve rice with!

a bowl of cilantro lime rice sitting next to butter chicken

This recipe uses coconut milk, which gives the cauliflower rice a subtle taste of coconut, while still keeping the recipe low in carbs. Keto cauliflower rice is ideal as it is easy to make ahead to be used the next day, possibly to take to work for lunch. This is a great meal prep recipe that can be made ahead of time and frozen to use whenever you wish! This recipe is a low carb Chipotle copycat recipe (if you’ve ever been to Chipotle, you’ll know what I’m talking about!).

head of whole cauliflower

Is Cauliflower Keto Approved?

Yes, cauliflower is keto approved. With only 1.8 grams of net carbs per one cup (100 grams), cauliflower is one of the most versatile and low-carb vegetables out there. Cauliflower also contains many health benefits and nutrients such as it being high in fiber and in Vitamin C. Cauliflower is also a good source of antioxidants so it is a great food to have on a keto diet.

small pieces of riced cauliflower in a skillet

How to Rice Cauliflower

To rice cauliflower, all you need is a head of cauliflower. Chop it up into florets and place half of it in a food processor. Pulse the cauliflower until it is small and has the texture of rice or couscous. Make sure not to over process it as it will become mushy, and that’s not the texture we want for this recipe. Repeat this process with the other half of the cauliflower.

This does not take a long time to make. However, if you don’t feel like going through the hassle of ricing your cauliflower, you can even buy it pre-riced from the grocery store, usually from the produce section or from the freezer section. Store bought cauliflower rice is also a good option for when you are limited on time.

head of whole cauliflower with leaves coming out

Storage

To store cauliflower rice, cool the leftover rice quickly, either by leaving it out on a baking sheet or placing in the refrigerator. Try not to leave it out for more than two hours as it could cause bacteria growth. Rice lasts for three to four days in the refrigerator or up to three months in a resealable freezer bag in the freezer as cauliflower rice is freezer safe. Frozen rice can then either be added directly to hot dishes, thawed overnight or even in the microwave.

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Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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