202. Cilantro Lime Cauli Rice

Cilantro Lime Cauli Rice | Ann Ning Learning How


I know, I know – this is the 4th time I’m posting a cauliflower rice recipe.  Sorry, but cauli rice is THAT good.  I can’t help it.  It’s such a good rice alternative, and since I discovered that I’m able to use my Ninja I know that pulsing it a few times is easy and fast, and breaking a head of cauliflower into florets is good kitchen skill practice.

Plus, this one might not even count as number 4 since this is barely a recipe.  They are just guidelines for making a delicious side.
So this is what you do:
Mix ingredients – use as much cauliflower as you want.  Microwave for 4 minutes.
Phase 1:
  • fresh cauliflower, riced
  • 1 spoonful of coconut oil
  • salt & pepper
Phase 2 (Optional):  add after cooking
  • fresh lime juice
  • chopped cilantro/coriander

You can stop at Phase 1 if you like.  The coconut oil lends a light scent, and if you are from a part of the world that favors coconut-based dishes, e.g. the veggie lemak curry Mommy makes (xoxoxo) , this is wonderful.  If you’re okay with coconut, it would be great with anything.  Seriously, when Mommy made this cauli rice and  veggie lemak one night it was the first time in years I have enjoyed eating curry like that.  Eating curry means eating rice, and usually it’s just a little bit of rice for me.  But this time, I was more liberal in my serving size since it was cauli rice.

If you are going for a Chipotle burrito-bowl kind of effect, just squeeze fresh lime and add chopped cilantro/coriander to the cauli rice after cooking it.  The picture above was a meal Ai Ai made a few nights ago.  Timmy grilled up the chicken and everything was wonderful.   I love Mexican-inspired food and was a regular at the Mexican restaurant that backs up to my church in OR.  They had a beautiful, creamy, foamy fountain of horchata but it was too sweet for me, although I was often tempted to try again, hoping it would be okay “this time.”  It’s like when you buy a pair of uncomfortable shoes, assuming you can will them to be more comfortable.
There is no such remorse with this cauli rice.  Enjoy!
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5 thoughts on “202. Cilantro Lime Cauli Rice

  1. Yes, I can definitely relate to that shoe analogy. This cauli rice is delicious and I couldn’t believe how simple it was to make! I know Tim loved it and it will be a regular on our dinner table. So versatile, too.

  2. Ning!!! Our friends came for a visit…the ones that have gone vegan. So I went to your site and searched cauli rice…it came right up and I made it. SOOOOOOO yummy!!!! I’m so excited to make it again! Thanks so much for sharing! It’s def a new favorite!

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