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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. #cauliflower #cauliflowerrice #sidedish #vegetarian #vegetable #whole30 #easyrecipe #meatlessmonday #lowcarb #healthy #glutenfree #swirlsofflavor
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Jalapeno Lime Cauliflower Rice

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. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: jalapeno cauliflower, jalapeno rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 314IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg