Lime Cilantro Cauliflower "Rice"


Grated cauliflower stands in for rice in this flavorful, grain-free side dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 lime, juiced and zested

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons butter (Optional)


  1. Grate cauliflower florets or pulse in a food processor until it resembles rice.

  2. Place grated cauliflower and water in a microwave-safe covered dish.

  3. Cook cauliflower in microwave on high until tender, about 7 minutes.

  4. Stir lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, and butter into cooked cauliflower until well blended.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

93 Calories
6g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 73mg 366%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 484mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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