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coconut lime cauliflower rice in a bowl

Coconut Lime Cauliflower "Rice"

Katerina | Diethood
This Coconut Lime Cauliflower "Rice" recipe is cooked in coconut milk, then loaded with fresh lime juice and lime zest! This is the ideal healthy side dish to any meal!
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup canned organic lite coconut milk, stirred*
  • 1 whole lime, zested and juiced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, for garnish, optional
  • serve with lime wedges on the side, optional


  • Add florets to the bowl of your food processor and PULSE until cauliflower looks like rice. You may have to do this part in batches, depending on the size of your food processor.
  • Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tender.
  • Stir in garlic and cauliflower rice; cook for 1 minute.
  • Add coconut milk; continue to cook for about 10 minutes, or until the coconut milk is adsorbed.
  • Remove from heat; stir in lime zest and juice.
  • Season with salt and pepper; taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley.
  • Serve with lime wedges.


*Do not use coconut milk that comes in a carton. You can get canned coconut milk at your local grocery store. Please stir it well before adding the coconut milk to the cauliflower rice.
WW Freestyle Points: 8


Serving: 1 g | Calories: 255 kcal | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 22 g | Saturated Fat: 14 g | Sodium: 54 mg | Potassium: 654 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin C: 79 mg | Calcium: 57 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 11 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, American/Southwest, Caribbean
Keyword: cauliflower rice, coconut lime cauliflower rice, easy cauliflower recipe, how to make cauliflower rice, keto side dishes, low carb recipe