Rating: 4.23 stars
176 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 95
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 7

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

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 9.6g; fat 6g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 87.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (129)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2012
This was tasty. I thought I had cilantro in the fridge. Turned ut it was italian parsely but I forged ahead anyway. I used a mixture of basil and parsely in this instead. Next time I think I'll cook the cauliflower a minute or so less. I wouldn't mistake this for white rice, but it is a nice side dish Read More
(73)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/12/2014
This just didn't taste good at all - much too strong in the cilantro and lime. Read More
(9)
176 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 95
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2012
This was tasty. I thought I had cilantro in the fridge. Turned ut it was italian parsely but I forged ahead anyway. I used a mixture of basil and parsely in this instead. Next time I think I'll cook the cauliflower a minute or so less. I wouldn't mistake this for white rice, but it is a nice side dish Read More
(73)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2012
omg omg omg.. this doesn't even BEGIN to taste like cauliflower.. i didn't use the butter but i sprinkled in some parm afterwards and wow.. out of this world.. i can't wait to make it for bf.. ty so much for this recipe Read More
(60)
Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2012
Excellent! We don't use a microwave so we just boiled in water. It was good warm and it would be good chilled. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2013
This is so easy and very tasty. If you are looking for directions on how to pre-prepare the cauliflower and freeze it, suggest storing the rice in "2 cup" batches. Pull it out of the freezer and prep (I too used a skillet without a microwave). Another butter substitute is coconut oil. Thanks for sharing!!! Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2013
This is really good. I just cook the cauliflower rice in a skillet with coconut oil instead of butter. Finish off with some Siracha chili sauce for a nice kick. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2013
Wow! This is the second time I am making this. I omitted the butter, really doesn't add anything to the taste but calories, and added finely chopped scallion and fresh ground pepper. I could eat the whole thing in one sitting!!! Don't be afraid to add the lime zest, cilantro and lime juice to taste. I used 2 limes, zest of 2 limes and a bunch of cilantro. Read More
(22)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2013
Super easy to make. My fiance and I are on a carb-less diet and I LOVE cooking spanish rice (and crave it more than anything) but this was a great substitution! I cooked it in a skillet one tbs of butter instead of two and I used 2 limes for extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2012
What a great idea! I am a fan of cilantro lime rice and I love cauliflower. This came out great. Even my husband (super picky and doesn't care for vegetables hates cauliflower) thought this was rice. Because he saw me cutting the cauliflower he knew there was cauliflower in it but he thought it had rice too! Next time when I make it I will make it when he can't see it and see if he can tell! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2013
We loved this recipe! Even though we are a family of 3 I could have and perhaps should have doubled the recipe; it warms up wonderfully the next day. I second the recommendation of using two limes - we love citrus in our household! Also instead of butter I used coconut oil and added just a bit of unsweetened shredded coconut. I can't say that we thought it was really white rice as some reviewers mentioned but it was so darn good nonetheless accompanying my husband's tasty Asian stir-fry. Already picked up two more cauliflower heads to make it again this week-end! Thank you for sharing this recipe Abussone! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/12/2014
This just didn't taste good at all - much too strong in the cilantro and lime. Read More
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