cilantro lime cauliflower rice bowl

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • Author: Kailey
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


A super flavorful cilantro lime cauliflower rice. Sauteed in garlic then cooked in coconut milk for added deliciousness! Easy, healthy, & addictingly good!



  • 1 medium head Cauliflower (about 24 oz), core removed and cut into florets
  • 1 Lime, zested then halved
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Milk
  • pinch of Salt and Pepper, or to taste


  1. Remove the cauliflower core then cut into florets. Add cauliflower to a food processor.
  2. Pulse the cauliflower in the food processor until it is broken up into small pieces with a texture that resembles rice. (See pictures above for guidance)
  3. Zest the lime until you have about 1 tsp of zest, then halve the lime.
  4. Remove cilantro leaves from stems then roughly chop leaves until you have 1/4 cup. Discard the stems.
  5. Heat a pot over medium heat, add coconut oil and garlic, sauté garlic stirring continuously until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  6. Increase the heat to medium high and add the cauliflower rice to pot with garlic. Add a small drizzle of coconut oil if needed. Cook the rice, stirring frequently, until slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add coconut milk to the pot with rice and bring to a simmer. Cover pot and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and drain any excess liquid.
  8. Add the lime zest, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice from the halves (about 1 tbsp), toss to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Enjoy!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: cilantro lime cauliflower rice, coconut cauliflower rice