Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Our cilantro lime cauliflower rice is perfect for vegan, low-carb, Keto, Paleo, and vegetarian diets. This “rice” is a tasty, light, and fresh substitute for white rice. Today, we’re telling you how to make cilantro lime cauliflower rice to use for future meal prep recipes. We’re prepping the meal prep to make this an easy and enjoyable lifestyle change for everyone. 

How long will Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice last for?

Cilantro lime cauliflower rice will last for 4 days when packaged in ziplock bags and stored in the refrigerator. 

Can Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze the rice in ziplock freezer bags. Label the bags before storing the rice. Cilantro lime cauliflower rice will last up to 2 months in the freezer. You can defrost the rice on the counter when you’re ready to use it. 

 

Cauliflower steps in for rice in this low calorie, gluten-free vegetable rice with tangy lime and herby cilantro. Best of all, it can be enjoyed hot or chilled for year-round enjoyment.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 heads of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

How do you make Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice?

This low-carb rice is ridiculously simple! Break the cauliflower into florets, add to your food processor in batches, and pulse until the cauliflower is fine. Find a large mixing bowl to put the processed cauliflower into. Repeat cauliflower processing until all the florets are finely chopped. When all of the rice is done, add olive oil, sea salt, lime juice & zest, and cilantro to the rice. Stir well, and you’re done! The whole process only takes 10 minutes. 

How to portion Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice? 

If you plan on using the rice the same day, cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Otherwise, store the cilantro lime cauliflower rice in your refrigerator in one or more plastic bags. 

*Make meal prepping even easier by storing each serving of rice in separate ziplock bags. 

 

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

More Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice meal prep recipes:

Here are some meal prep recipes that pair with cilantro lime cauliflower rice quite well! there’s quite a few, so now you know why we created a meal prep recipe just for the rice. 

Pork Fried Cauliflower Rice

Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa 

Cajun Stuffed Peppers

Sweet ‘N Spicy Jalapeno Sausage Fried Rice

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

This recipe uses white rice, but you can substitute cauliflower rice Broiled Cod with Mango Relish

Chicken Fajita Veggie Meal Prep

Tofu Tikka Masala

Not that big of a cauliflower rice fan or just want to switch things up? then we highly recommend these 10 Healthy Alternatives To White Rice

 

Other tips for making Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice:

  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a box (cheese) grater to make cauliflower rice. 

  • Transfer your cauliflower rice to a large paper towel and press out excess moisture, especially when freezing. 

  • If you notice an unpleasant sulfur smell coming from your rice after being in the fridge, toss it out. 

  • Cut off as much stem as possible. 

  • Swap out lime and cilantro for lemon and parsley for a fresh change of pace! 

 

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower steps in for rice in this low calorie, gluten-free vegetable rice with tangy lime and herby cilantro. Best of all, it can be enjoyed hot or chilled for year-round enjoyment.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto, low carb, meal prep, side dish, lunch, dinner, gluten free,, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, whole30
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Sarah Kesseli

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large heads of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Break the cauliflower into small florets and add in batches to a food processor. Pulse until cauliflower is fine. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and repeat with remaining florets. Add olive oil, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, and sea salt. Stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate until using.

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 312mg | Fiber: 3g
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AboutSarah Kesseli

Sarah Kesseli is a Certified Eating Psychology & Intuitive Eating Counselor at www.sarahkesseli.com She spent the first eight years of her career working in the fitness industry before making the jump into the food, ‘mood’ and nutrition side of the wellness world. Sarah also creates healthy and simple recipes on her website Ingredients Of A Fit Chick as well as for a few well-known, industry leading companies. In her free time, Sarah loves to attend yoga classes, hike, read and spend time at the beach.

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