A dish of cilantro lime cauliflower rice is places on a wood table and garnished with a slice of bright green lime.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Lots of Tex-Mex flavor in this low carb cauli-rice! Easy side dish that's done in 20 minutes or less.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword cauliflower rice, caulirice, cilantro, lime
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 32kcal
Author Marye


  • Olive oil
  • Guijillo pepper
  • 1/4 pound cauliflower riced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • Pinch cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped. Add more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest or to taste


To Rice Cauliflower

  • Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower, then remove the core
  • Cut into chunks and grate with the box grater on the side with medium holes.
  • OR Use the grater attachment of the food processor.
  • Place on a clean tea towel and press as much moisture out as possible.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy skillet.
  • Add chopped garlic and guijillo pepper
  • Saute until the garlic is soft, being careful not to burn.
  • Add cauliflower rice, salt, and cumin and saute until crispy tender - just a few minutes.
  • Stir in the cilantro, lime juice, and lime zest.
  • Cover and remove from heat.
  • Let stand for 2 minutes or so.
  • Remove guijillo pepper and fluff with fork.
  • Serve.


Serving: 0.05cup | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 56.2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg