Chipotle Lime and Cilantro Cauliflower “Rice” (paleo)

Jan 30th
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cauliflower rice

One of the things I learned from the first time I did the Whole30 (read more here, here, here, here, and here) was that I am super allergic to rice. My hand swell up, break out, and get all itchy within 30 minutes of eating rice. Its really unpleasant. Thank goodness for the Whole30, because I would have never guessed it was rice that was causing that painful reaction. So, while I will occasionally eat wheat and other grains, sugar, and dairy, I will NOT eat rice. Its just so not worth it for me.

cauliflower rice

The only time I miss rice is when I’m eating Indian or Mexican dishes. Thank goodness for the ever useful cauliflower! Cauliflower is just such a wonderfully diverse vegetable. You can make soup, or roast it, cover it in cheese, make buffalo poppers, mash it for a potato substitute. And rice!

cauliflower rice

Cauliflower rice is really simple. If I am making any dish that is traditionally served with rice I will just whip out my cauliflower rice recipe and I’m totally happy. I’m not loading up on carbs and I’m eating more veggies, total win all around!

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Chipotle Lime and Cilantro Cauliflower “Rice” (paleo & vegan)

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 limes, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter (or just omit for vegan option)

Using a cheese grater, grate cauliflower or pulse it in a food processor  until it resembles rice.

Melt coconut oil in a large skillet and add grated cauliflower. Cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in lime juice and zest, cilantro and ghee.

(Original recipe from allrecipes.com)

cauliflower rice

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