Jalapeno Lime Cauliflower Rice is a healthy cauliflower rice recipe bursting with the flavors of spicy jalapeno balanced with the freshness of chopped cilantro and lime juice! An easy recipe for a side dish that can also be Whole30 with just one substitution.
Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Low calorie, low carb, gluten free, grain free, diabetic friendly, delicious, nutritious, easy to make…..sign me up please! Cauliflower Rice is taking over the internet! And it can become whatever you want it to be….a side dish, a pizza crust, a bread for grilled cheese, tots as an appetizer, tots as a veggie side dish, in a buddha bowl, as the rice in a soup…..and it’s such a basic base that you can flavor it however your little heart desires! A nice change of pace from rice, this cauliflower rice recipe can even be Whole30 with just one substitution of ghee or clarified butter for the butter. I love cauliflower rice as the base for a side dish in place of traditional rice and gave it a Mexican flair with lime, cilantro and spicy jalapeno!
How to Make Cauliflower Rice
You can easily make your own cauliflower rice by grating raw cauliflower by hand on a box grater or pulsing in a food processor until “rice-like” or finely chopped. It’s also now available in the produce section of your grocery store along with so many other healthy for you “riced” vegetables. Our Jalapeno Lime Cauliflower Rice is bursting with flavor starting with a little kick from fresh jalapeno that’s balanced with the freshness of chopped cilantro and lime juice! Serve as a quick and easy side dish or top with shrimp, chicken or beef for a main dish bowl recipe. It will be fabulous any which way you serve it! Enjoy!
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Ready in a matter of minutes, Instant Pot Curried Cauliflower Soup is amazingly rich and silky, packed with fresh veggies and great flavor. You won’t believe that there’s no cream or cheese in it!
Jalapeno Lime Cauliflower Rice is a healthy cauliflower rice recipe bursting with the flavors of spicy jalapeno balanced with the freshness of chopped cilantro and lime juice! An easy recipe for a side side that can also be Whole30 with just one substitution.
- 3 Tbs. butter (See notes below to make recipe Whole30)
- 2 scallions, sliced on diagonal, 1/4 cup
- 2 Tbs. minced seeded fresh jalapeno
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 4 cups packed cauliflower rice** or 2 pkgs. (10 ounces each) cauliflower rice
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 2 Tbs. lime juice
- fresh jalapeno slices and additional sliced scallions, optional garnish
Melt butter in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Cook scallions, jalapeno, garlic and salt until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Stir in cauliflower rice and cook until tender and slightly browned, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in cilantro and lime juice.
Garnish with fresh jalapeno slices and additional sliced scallion, if desired.
Makes 4 cups/6 servings.
Make It Whole30: Prepare recipe as directed substituting ghee or clarified butter for the butter.
TIP: Like it extra hot, stir in some of the jalapeno seeds. There's lots of heat in those little seeds!
**For cauliflower rice, grate raw cauliflower on a box grater, pulse in a food processor until "rice-like" or finely chop.