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A white bowl of cilantro lime cauliflower rice with cilantro and lime garnishes

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

This quick cauliflower rice is packed full of flavor, thanks to fresh cilantro, lime juice, and rich coconut cream. Made in about 5 minutes, it's a perfect Mexican side dish that's Whole30, paleo, and low carb. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Latin, Mexican
Keyword cilantro lime cauliflower rice, coconut cauliflower rice, whole30 cauliflower rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 79 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 3 cups riced cauliflower from fresh or frozen steamed. See Note 1
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • juice of 1/2-1 lime
  • 4 tablespoons full-fat coconut cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Stir together all ingredients. Taste and correct seasonings, adding more cilantro, lime, coconut cream, or salt.
  2. If desired, drain the prepared dish of excess liquid before serving.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Note 1
I love to use frozen cauliflower rice, because it's so easy to have on hand and the texture is super consistent. I often steam mine by simply microwaving it in a ceramic bowl for about 3-5 minutes. You can also cook the cauliflower rice by cooking it in a large skillet, covered, over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes.

See post for more details on steaming cauliflower rice.

Storing Notes
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 327mg14%
Potassium 407mg12%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 58.7mg71%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.