Recipe By abussone
Published Feb 4th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 servings Calories 93.2

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Grate cauliflower florets or pulse in a food processor until it resembles rice.
  2. 2 Place grated cauliflower and water in a microwave-safe covered dish.
  3. 3 Cook cauliflower in microwave on high until tender, about 7 minutes.
  4. 4 Stir lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, and butter into cooked cauliflower until well blended.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 93.2
  • Carbohydrate 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol 15.3 mg
  • Fat 6 g
  • Fiber 4.2 g
  • Protein 3.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.7 g
  • Sodium 87.1 mg
  • Sugar 3.8 g


  1. This just didn't taste good at all - much too strong in the cilantro and lime.
  2. 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. - Read more ...
  3. 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 - Read more ...
  4. 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!!!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 - Read more ...
  8. 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
  9. Excellent! We don't use a microwave so we just boiled in water. It was good warm and it would be good chilled.
  10. 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 - Read more ...

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