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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

This cilantro lime cauliflower rice comes together in about 15 minutes and has a ton of flavor! It's the perfect low carb side dish and makes a great base for a burrito bowl or taco salad.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Side
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cilantro lime cauliflower rice
Servings: 4


  • 1 16 oz bag fresh cauliflower rice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive or avocado oil
  • ½ cup yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest or to taste


  • Add oil to a large skillet and over medium heat. Once hot, add onions and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
    Sautéing onion and garlic in a pan.
  • Add fresh cauliflower rice and cook for 6-7 minutes until warmed.
    Cooking cauliflower rice in the onion and garlic.
  • Add salt, pepper, chopped cilantro, lime juice and lime zest.
    Cilantro and lime juice added to cauliflower rice in a sauté pan.
  • This rice is best served immediately but can be cooled and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat any leftovers over the stove top or in the microwave until piping hot.


  • Frozen cauliflower rice: If using frozen cauli rice you'll want to use about 4 cups.
  • Homemade cauliflower rice: Check out this post on how to make cauliflower rice!


Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 611mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g