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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is a quick and healthy recipe to get that Chipotle favorite at home. Simply sauté riced cauliflower with onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime, and you have a delicious side in under 15 minutes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 126 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup white onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice about 1 lb.
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • ½ cup cilantro finely chopped


  1. Add oil and diced onion to a large skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Mix in the garlic and continue sautéing for an additional 30 seconds.
  2. Add the cauliflower rice, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking over medium heat for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Before serving, stir in the lime juice, zest, and cilantro. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: You can easily rice the cauliflower the day before, just keep it in the fridge until you're ready to use. Chop the onions, garlic, and cilantro ahead of time, as well.
  • To Store: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: Use freezer-safe bags to store individual-sized portions in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • To Reheat: For best results, warm up this cauli rice in a skillet on the stove. If you're in a hurry, you can use the microwave.

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 529mg23%
Potassium 563mg16%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 83mg101%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.