If you’re looking for a flavorful and nutritious side dish that will make your meals shine, look no further than this cilantro lime cauliflower rice. It’s super simple to make and it packs a punch of flavor with each bite. Not to mention, it’s an excellent replacement for traditional rice if you’re trying to reduce the amount of grains in your diet. Let’s dive into why you should give this recipe a try!
Cauliflower has become increasingly popular lately due to its health benefits and its versatility in cooking. It’s low in carbs but still provides dietary fiber to help keep your digestive system running smoothly. Plus, since it has such a mild flavor it pairs well with many different dishes—from tacos to roasted vegetables—making it an incredibly versatile ingredient! And when you add the bright flavors of cilantro and lime juice into the mix? Now we’re talking about something truly special!
This tasty side dish is made with only a handful of ingredients and is made even easier when using frozen cauliflower rice The frozen cauliflower is already cut up into small pieces which makes it cook quickly and easily. All you need to do is steam the cauliflower in a pan with some water until it’s softened, fluff the rice and then add in the cilantro, lime juice, and spices mix everything together, and voila! Top with some olive oil and you have yourself a delicious yet elevated side dish.
Riced cauliflower, also known as cauliflower rice, is simply cauliflower that has been chopped into tiny rice-sized pieces. It can be used as a low carb alternative to rice but can be used in many other ways as well, like cauliflower mashed potatoes!
Cauliflower rice is considered healthier than rice because it’s lower in calories and carbohydrates, is a good source of fiber, higher in B vitamins, higherin vitamin C, higher in vitamin K1, and in some trace minerals!
While cauliflower is mild-tasting and versatile, it doesn’t have quite the same neutral flavor you get with regular rice. I would say it is mild and a little nutty with some bitter undertones.
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