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Keto Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Louise | April 23
Keto Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice #keto

Mexican food is the best — but not always your best bet for Keto. Make this Keto cilantro lime cauliflower rice to spice up any dinner!

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

First, you have to take the large cauliflower heads and break them down into rice-like pieces. There are a few different methods you can try.

The easiest method is to buy it pre-riced. The Keto craze is catching on, making it easier to find conveniently prepared veggies that are ready-to-go.

If you’d like it fresh, you can either bust out your food processor or use a coarse grater.

For a great flavor, stir fry the rice with a bit of coconut oil, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Stay close to the pan, stirring frequently, to prevent scorching.

While that’s the way to go for this dish, other recipes can be cooked by roasting or microwaving the cauliflower. Roasting will give you a great nutty flavor, while the microwaving is super easy.

Your microwaved cauliflower rice will be a bit bland, so have some sort of flavoring ready to bring it to life.

What To Serve With It

This Keto cilantro lime cauliflower rice is just begging for a nice Mexican main course. Luckily, I have plenty of options for you to choose from.

This pressure cooker shredded taco meat recipe provides a great subtly spicy chicken dish that pairs perfectly with faux rice.

You may prefer beef for your taco meat. If so, this Keto Mexican tacos recipe should be right up your alley.

One of my favorite Mexican dishes is fajitas because it’s the best of all worlds. A mini buffet on a plate, if you will. This fajita recipe is easy and Keto.

If you’re in a steak mood, consider this Keto Mexican beef stir-fry. It’s perfectly seasoned and goes great with your rice.

And finally, you can never go wrong with a simply prepared Keto guacamole. Because rice + guac = heaven!

Boosting Energy on Keto

Most people struggle through the beginning of Keto. It can be hard training your body to function on a different, healthier kind of fuel when it’s used to running on sugar.

This can hit you in many different ways, and you may find your energy levels struggling as you work through how to eat for success.

Fortunately, smart shopping will put the right foods in your cart and help you to feel brighter and more energetic.

Check out this list of 221 Keto foods to boost your energy. It’s a very comprehensive guide to not just surviving Keto, but eating your way to your best results.

Keto Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice #keto

Keto Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice #keto

Keto Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


Missing your Chipotle? Create your own Mexican dishes with this tasty rice.


  • 1/2 head of cauliflower (300 g), broken into florets
  • 1 cup (25 g) cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons (75 ml) coconut oil, divided to cook with
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Food process the cauliflower until it forms very small rice-like pieces.  Squeeze out excess water well.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil into a large frying pan (or wok or large pot). Add in the cauliflower “rice” and cilantro and let it cook on high heat. Add in the lime juice and salt, to taste.  Stir regularly to make sure it doesn’t burn!
  3. Cook for 5 minutes and serve.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs:  2 g


  • Calories: 78
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.