Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
August 1, 2016 - 1 Comments
Cilantro lime cauliflower rice is a fantastic and healthy low-carb rice replacement. Cilantro and lime make this appetizing! If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional rice, look no further than cilantro lime cauliflower rice. This low-carb, nutrient-dense side dish is not only easy to make, but it’s also incredibly delicious and versatile.
I love the taste of fresh lime and cilantro combined with cauliflower rice. On top of that, I allow myself to add an extra kick to it by adding a roasted wasabi sesame which adds a bit of spicy flavor to the meal.
It takes simple ingredients to make this delicious Cilantro lime cauliflower rice. All you need is a medium sized cauliflower, fresh cilantro, and one fresh lime.
Now, let’s find out how to pick the best ingredients.
How to pick best limes?
Limes are a popular citrus fruit that are used in a variety of dishes and drinks. When choosing the best limes, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Check for firmness: Limes should be firm to the touch. Avoid soft or mushy limes, as this is a sign of overripe or spoiled fruit.
- Check the weight: A heavy lime is a good indication that it has a higher juice content. Please pick up a few limes and compare their weight to find the heaviest ones.
- Look for smooth skin: The skin of a good lime should be smooth and glossy. Avoid limes with wrinkled or dull skin, as this can signify that they are old or have been stored improperly.
- Check the color: Look for limes that have a bright green color. Avoid limes that are yellow or brown, as they are likely overripe.
- Smell it: Give the lime a quick sniff. It should have a fresh, citrusy aroma. It may start to spoil if it has a strong or unpleasant smell.
You can select the best limes for your recipes by following these tips. Once you’ve picked out your limes, store them in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator to keep them fresh until you’re ready to use them.
Sprinkle with this amazing roasted wasabi sesame for extra kick:)
How to pick best cauliflower?
When choosing the best cauliflower at the grocery store or farmer’s market, there are several things to look for to ensure you’re getting a fresh and high-quality head of cauliflower.
Here are some tips for picking the best cauliflower:
- Look for firmness: The cauliflower should feel firm and solid when you gently press on it. If it feels soft or spongy, it may be overripe or start to spoil.
- Check the leaves: The cauliflower leaves should be fresh and crisp, not wilted or browned. If the leaves are in good condition, it’s a sign that the cauliflower is fresh.
- Check the color: Look for creamy white cauliflower with no brown spots or discoloration. If the cauliflower is starting to turn yellow, it may be past its prime.
- Check the size: Choose a medium-sized and compact cauliflower with tight florets. Avoid cauliflower with large or loose florets, as this can signify over-ripeness.
- Smell it: Give the cauliflower a quick sniff. It should have a slightly sweet and fresh aroma. It may start to spoil if it has a strong or unpleasant smell.
By following these tips, you can ensure that you’re selecting the best cauliflower for your recipes. Once you’ve picked out your cauliflower, store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh until you’re ready to use it.
Prep is very easy. Cut a cauliflower into small chunks, place in a food processor and pulse 5-7 times each load 2-3 seconds apart.
Grated cauliflower should look and reassemble rice. Just like the picture below.
Final product ready to be served! Now if you are not a big fan of Cilantro and lime you can also check out our basic cauliflower rice recipe
The result is a flavorful, colorful dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses. Serve it alongside grilled chicken or fish, or use it as a base for a Buddha bowl or burrito bowl. The possibilities are endless!
One of the best things about cilantro lime cauliflower rice is its nutritional profile. Unlike traditional rice, which is high in carbs and low in nutrients, cauliflower rice is low in carbs and high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Plus, it’s naturally gluten-free and keto-friendly, making it a great choice for those with dietary restrictions.
In addition to its health benefits, cilantro lime cauliflower rice is also incredibly easy to customize. Don’t like cilantro? Try adding some chopped parsley or basil instead. Want some extra heat? Add some diced jalapeno or red pepper flakes. The possibilities are endless, so feel free to experiment and make this dish your own.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional rice, look no further than cilantro lime cauliflower rice. With its fresh flavors, easy preparation, and endless versatility, it’s a side dish that you’ll want to make again and again.
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- 1 medium Cauliflower head
- 1 Lime
- 1/4 cup Cilantro Fresh
- 1 tsp Roasted wasabi sesame
- 1 tsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black pepper
Rinse cauliflower and remove stems. Cut cauliflower into small pieces and place in a food processor.
Pulse each load 5-7 times, each for about 5-10 seconds. Stop when cauliflower reassembles rice.
Preheat frying pan on medium-high heat with olive oil. Fry cauliflower for about 10 min, stir frequently. Flavor with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
Season with fresh cilantro, roasted wasabi sesame, and freshly squeezed lime juice.