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The Dish You Will Love - Cauliflower Rice


Whether you’re going grain-free, looking for a tasty way to reduce calories and amp up nutrition, or simply obsessed with cauliflower like me, mastering the simple art of making fluffy cauliflower “rice” is a game-changing way to increase your daily veggie consumption. Just like with regular rice, a simple recipe will provide a more innocuous base, while adding in various seasonings can create a breadth of interesting flavor nuances. Below is one of my personal favorite “rice” recipes, which folds in coconut and lime flavors, mixed with fresh herbs as well as a hint of sweetness from coconut water powder (or simply use a touch of coconut sugar). If you like more bold flavors, you can also add in a little cayenne and turmeric.

Coconut Lime Cauliflower “Rice”

Finely chopped cauliflower acts like extra toothsome and tender rice for a guaranteed stand-out side dish.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
  • 1 head cauliflower

  • ½ cup (packed) fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1/3 cup (packed) fresh mint, chopped

  • Zest of one lime

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar

  • ½ jalepeno, seeded and diced

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper

Cut off the cauliflower florets, and place in a food processor (you should have about 6 cups florets). Pulse the machine several times until the cauliflower has been broken down into small bits that resemble rice.