Side Dishes

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Who else is low-key obsessed with Chipotle’s cilantro-lime rice? Sometimes you just need to go in, order a big ole bowl, with all the fixings, and (if you’re lucky enough to live in one of the states where they are available) a big a$$ Margarita to go with. So what if you eat it all in one sitting and successfully consume three days worth of calories? You can make up for it tomorrow. But if tomorrow comes and you are craving that same damn-delicious rice, here is a healthier alternative that will more than satisfy the hunger. This cauliflower rice recipe is ridiculously easy and can be used to make homemade Chipotle-style bowls or used as a fresh, low-calorie side dish.

Ingredients:

1 large cauliflower
1 lime, juiced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Gather ingredients: rinse, peel, mince & chop.
  2. Clean the cauliflower,  removing the leaves and core.  Break up the florets and place in a large bowl.  Using a food processor or magic bullet, process the florets. (You may have to rice the cauliflower in increments depending on the size of your food processor.)
  3. Combine the garlic, olive oil and cauliflower rice in a pan over medium-low heat.  Cook the rice until tender, but do not let it turn to mush! (about 5-8 minutes)
  4. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl.  Mix in the cilantro and lime juice.

Guten Appetit!

*To make it spicy, try adding 1 tbsp. chopped jalapeños

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