Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Orange may be the new black, but cauliflower is the new rice.
I seriously can’t get enough of it. It is my go to for fried rice, a rice alternative for my jambalaya & as the perfect copycat Chipotle rice for my burrito bowls!
With 6 ingredients you can create a healthy alternative to your favorite Chipotle cilantro lime rice. This Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice takes less than 15 minutes to make & bursting with all your favorite Mexican flavors. Whether you eat the cauliflower rice as a side dish or in a burrito bowl, you will find yourself going back for seconds & thirds!
This Trader Joe’s Cauliflower is so delicious the company is literally having to ration it. It is completely understandable when for less than $3 you can have a healthy rice already prepped for cooking!
When life gives you limes, make Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice.
I am a lime juice lover. I add it to my beer & water…basically anything acceptable to add lime too. This cauliflower rice is no exception. Both the lime juice & zest aids to create a burst of flavor in every bite you take.
Sauté the rice in a non-stick frying pan for 2-3 minutes to soften.
Add in your cumin, onion powder, salt and garlic powder. Stir & sauté for a few more minutes to allow spices to combine with the rice.
Finally add in lime juice, lime zest & chopped cilantro. Stir & allow everything to marinate for a few minutes before removing from heat.
This Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is truly just as tasty as the real thing. It adds so much flavor to any dish you put it with & allows you to eat as much as you want guilt free. If you are looking for a clean, gluten free, healthy alternative to your favorite Chipotle rice, this recipe is definitely for you!
- 2 cups cauliflower rice (fresh or frozen)
- 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 2 tbsp lime juice (aka juice of 1 lime)
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
Into a non-stick frying pan add 1 tsp of coconut oil. When the oil is heated add cauliflower rice.
Add in cumin, onion powder, garlic powder & salt. Heat over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until rice is softened.
When cauliflower is soft turn off heat.
To the pan add lime juice, lemon zest & cilantro. Stir to combine. Serve & enjoy!