Cauliflower Rice Recipe! (Lime-Cilantro flavored, as if we’re at Chipotle!)

Cauliflower Rice Recipe! (Lime-Cilantro flavored, as if we’re at Chipotle!)

Replace your rice with cauliflower and you’ve got an extremely low carb side dish with very little calories!

Here’s the recipe for the picture above:

1. Add the butter and the juice of two small limes to a small saucepan. Heat over low heat until melted.

2. Add the cauliflower to a pot, and steam until just cooked, approximately 5 minutes. Drain and keep warm in the covered pan.

3. Heat a non-stick saute pan over medium heat. Season both sides of each salmon filet with salt and pepper. Gently pour some of the lime butter over each side of the salmon, patting with your fingers, and then place the salmon in the pan. Cook for approximately 4-5 minutes per side, until the fish is cooked through and crispy on the edges.

3. While the salmon is cooking, use your ricing attachment on your food processor to grate the cauliflower. Add the cilantro, the juice of 1/2 lime, and some salt and pepper to the rice. Stir to combine.

4. Serve the cauliflower rice topped with the salmon. Drizzle a bit of any remaining lime butter over the salmon. Serve each plate with 1/2 lime to squeeze over the entire meal, if desired. The extra lime juice is highly recommended, because it really takes the lime flavor in this meal over the top!

Note: If you don’t have a food processer, use a grater or chop with a knife! To cut even more calories, just steam or bake your salmon and don’t use any butter.

Nutrition info for cauliflower: for one small head with a 4” diameter, you get 66 calories, 0.3g fat, 14g carbs, 5.2g protein, and 6.6g fiber!

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  1. DancingDove says:

    is it possible if i could use shrimps instead of salmon? i don’t have salmon.

  2. krisie says:

    I made this and it is sooo good. I love salmon and I’m gonna be using this recipe a lot.

  3. Gerlinde says:

    soooo delicious!!! add garlic to the salmon if you like it spicier 🙂

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  5. Devya says:

    I just made this salmon it was sooo yummy 😀

  6. miaowmix says:

    I have just found your website and did my first Pilates video today 😀 feeling very motivated to get lean and strong! I have been making caulirice for years but never thought of doing a lime-cilantro version I will definitely be trying this tomorrow night for dinner. I usually process a heap of cauliflower at the start of the week, it keeps well in airtight containers in the fridge and saves on mess and effort during the week. All you have to do it heat it in the microwave if you want it warm 😀

  7. Liz says:

    Just tried this recipe as a low carb alternative for dinner, sooo good!! I added garlic to the salmon, just because I love garlic. I will most def be using this recipe in the future 🙂