Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice”

Grated cauliflower “rice” makes an excellent grain-free stand-in for rice when you need a little carb detox!



  • 1 medium head cauliflower, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/2 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro


  1. Rinse cauliflower, remove core, and dry completely. Coarsely chop into florets. Place half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.
  2. Heat a large pan over medium heat, add olive oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the grated cauliflower to the saute pan. Cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl; toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice to taste.
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