Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice

This Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe takes that ho-hum cauli rice to a new level with coconut milk and fresh lime juice and zest! Perfect for low-carb, Whole30, and gluten-free diets.

This Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe takes that ho-hum cauli rice to a new level with coconut milk and fresh lime juice and zest! Perfect for low-carb, Whole30, and gluten-free diets. #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sidedish #cauliflowerrice #rice #cauliflower #easy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com
Join my newsletter and never miss a recipe!

If I am honest with you, when I first went low-carb I was not sure about this whole cauliflower thing.

I was not a fan of cauliflower growing up. It was a veggie that my Mom cooked, it smelled horrible, and she forced me to eat it. 

So once I was out on my own, doing my own cooking, it wasn't to be found in my kitchen......EVER!

Then pasta, and rice, and potatoes were a no-no and I had to start looking for something to replace them. 

That was when I took a deep breath and jumped into the cauliflower pool feet first.


I made it, gave hubs a bowl, and sat back and watched.

He ate the whole bowl, no hesitation, no funny faces, no complaints! And when I asked what he thought about it he said, "If you hadn't told me it was cauliflower rice I would have never known"!

SAY WHAT???

So that opened the flood gates for all things cauliflower like Deviled Egg Cauliflower Salad, Cheesy Cauliflower Hashbrowns, and BLT Cauliflower Salad, just to name a few.


This Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe takes that ho-hum cauli rice to a new level with coconut milk and fresh lime juice and zest! Perfect for low-carb, Whole30, and gluten-free diets. #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sidedish #cauliflowerrice #rice #cauliflower #easy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com


WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE COCONUT LIME CAULIFLOWER RICE?

  • Cauliflower
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut milk
  • Lime
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh cilantro, optional



This Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe takes that ho-hum cauli rice to a new level with coconut milk and fresh lime juice and zest! Perfect for low-carb, Whole30, and gluten-free diets. #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sidedish #cauliflowerrice #rice #cauliflower #easy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com


Now, even though the Mr. has liked EVERY.SINGLE.CAULIFLOWER.DISH. I have made, I will still get the occasional groan, or eye roll when I tell him we are having cauliflower.

I don't get it.

But my answer to him was, "If I made potatoes, or rice, or pasta 2 or 3 times a week would you groan?".

Him - CRICKETS.

Me - *mic drop*



This Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe takes that ho-hum cauli rice to a new level with coconut milk and fresh lime juice and zest! Perfect for low-carb, Whole30, and gluten-free diets. #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sidedish #cauliflowerrice #rice #cauliflower #easy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com

That is the thing I have learned to love about cauliflower. It is just like potatoes. It takes on whatever flavor you add to it so it really is the perfect side dish.

I use it as a sub for potatoes, rice, AND pasta in all sorts of recipes.

I guess I have learned to love it!

My family? 

Well, I can proudly say that they have all developed a love. Not sure if it is as strong as mine, but at least they don't complain, right?

Naaaa they know who feeds them!
 

This Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe takes that ho-hum cauli rice to a new level with coconut milk and fresh lime juice and zest! Perfect for low-carb, Whole30, and gluten-free diets. #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sidedish #cauliflowerrice #rice #cauliflower #easy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com


The inspiration behind this recipe was my craving for Indian food and no place to get it with the lockdown in place (damn you rona!!). 

So I started playing around and came up with this recipe, along with my Traditiona Mint Raita AND Grilled Tandoori Steak (recipe to come soon) to satisfy that craving.

OhhEmmGeee people! I am SO glad I did.

Even the hubs was loving this.

He said it was kind of like an Indian risotto.

Look at him being all "foodie" and stuff.


This Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe takes that ho-hum cauli rice to a new level with coconut milk and fresh lime juice and zest! Perfect for low-carb, Whole30, and gluten-free diets. #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sidedish #cauliflowerrice #rice #cauliflower #easy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com


FAQ ABOUT COCONUT LIME CAULIFLOWER RICE


Can I use frozen cauliflower rice? Yes, I would use about 4 cups of frozen and then cook it the same way. It will not be as creamy as fresh cauliflower. It will stay more like regular rice in texture. So if you prefer that texture to a creamier, more risotto kind of texture, I would use frozen.

What kind of coconut milk should I use? I use the canned, full fat, coconut milk that I find in the Asian aisle of my supermarket. It gives you the fat content you need for keto and low-carb, as well as makes the dish much creamier.

Do I have to use coconut oil? No, it just adds another layer of coconut flavor to the dish. You can always use olive oil if you don't have coconut oil.


This Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe takes that ho-hum cauli rice to a new level with coconut milk and fresh lime juice and zest! Perfect for low-carb, Whole30, and gluten-free diets. #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sidedish #cauliflowerrice #rice #cauliflower #easy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com


MORE CAULIFLOWER RICE RECIPES


Green Chile Cauliflower Rice

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Garlic Herb Cauliflower Rice


This Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe takes that ho-hum cauli rice to a new level with coconut milk and fresh lime juice and zest! Perfect for low-carb, Whole30, and gluten-free diets. #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sidedish #cauliflowerrice #rice #cauliflower #easy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com


INDIAN INSPIRED LOW-CARB RECIPES


Spiced Yogurt Chicken Kabobs

Homemade Tandoori Seasoning Blend







Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice
Print

Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice

Yield: 4 servings
Author: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 7 MTotal time: 17 M
This Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe takes that ho-hum cauli rice to a new level with coconut milk and fresh lime juice and zest! Perfect for low-carb, Whole30, and gluten-free diets.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk, stirred
  • 1 whole lime, zested and juiced
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro garnish, optional
  • Serve with lime wedges on the side, optional

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower until it reaches your desired “rice” consistency.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil, then add cauliflower rice and let cook for 5 minutes., stirring occasionally.
  3. Add coconut milk, lime juice, and lime zest, combine well and allow to cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until the liquid has started to evaporate.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.

Calories

150.54

Fat (grams)

13.39

Sat. Fat (grams)

11.04

Carbs (grams)

7.23

Fiber (grams)

3.28

Net carbs

3.96

Sugar (grams)

3.05

Protein (grams)

3.20

Sodium (milligrams)

170.63

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs will not be included as it has a glycemic index of 0 (meaning it does not spike blood sugar) and it's not metabolized. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
Keto, Low-Carb, Whole30, Gluten-Free, Cauliflower
Side Dish
Indian
Did you make this recipe?
Snap a pic and tag @BobbisKozyKtchn on Instagram and hashtag it #BobbisKozyKtchn
Created using The Recipes Generator

This Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe takes that ho-hum cauli rice to a new level with coconut milk and fresh lime juice and zest! Perfect for low-carb, Whole30, and gluten-free diets. #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sidedish #cauliflowerrice #rice #cauliflower #easy #recipe | bobbiskozykitchen.com


Like what you see? Please leave me a comment!



Planning on making one of my recipes? Nothing would make me happier! Take a photo and share it on Instagram or Twitter and tag @BobbisKozyKtchn I would love to see what you made. You might even make it into our newsletter!!

Thank you for reading and supporting the companies I partner with. Doing so allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. 

This post contains affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own.
descrition

No comments:

Post a Comment