Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice” (Vegan, Paleo)

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Cauliflower rice is a tried and true keto staple but can get a little boring with just salt and pepper! Adding citrus zest to your keto recipes is a great way to reap the immune boosting benefits of Vitamin C and antioxidants going into the fall and winter months.  It also provides potassium to help keep blood pressure in check and limonene, a phytochemical that may have anti-cancer effects. Using the zest of lemons, limes and oranges can add flavor and nutrient punch to salad dressings, smoothies and more without breaking the carbohydrate bank!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Adding cilantro to foods not only adds flavor but it also adds numerous health benefits. Cilantro is an effective detoxifier, helping the body remove heavy metals. It is also high in antioxidants which helps protect against damage caused by free radicals. In addition, cilantro has been found to improve sleep and lower blood sugar levels. Want to show your body some love? Eat cilantro!

By Camryn Goldstein

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice” (Vegan, Paleo)

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Servings: 6

Ingredients

1 head cauliflower, pulsed (in a food processor) into rice
1 tablespoon avocado oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Zest and juice of 2 limes
4 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
Sea salt + black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a large cast iron over medium heat and add the cauliflower rice. Toast dry, stirring occasionally, until rice begins to brown. (This step helps to prevent a mushy end product!)
  2. Add the avocado oil and sauté, stirring about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and continue to cook another 2-3 minutes until cauliflower rice is crispy in parts.
  4. Remove from heat and fold in the lime juice and zest, green onions and cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Heat a large cast iron over medium heat and add the cauliflower rice. Toast dry, stirring occasionally, until rice begins to brown. (This step helps to prevent a mushy end product!) Add the avocado oil and sauté, stirring about 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to cook another 2-3 minutes until cauliflower rice is crispy in parts. Remove from heat and fold in the lime juice and zest, green onions and cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 60; Total Fat: 3 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 46 mg; Potassium: 487 mg; Carbohydrate: 8 g;  Fiber: 3 g; Sugar: 2 g; Protein: 3 g
Nutrition Bonus:
Vitamin C: 94%; Vitamin A: 4%; Calcium: 6%

Add an extra kick with a sprinkle of Further Food Turmeric Tonic!

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