Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Cilantro lime cauliflower rice

Summer is always a very busy time for me with out of town family visits and trips, so it’s really nice when I get to spend an entire weekend at home doing nothing. This past weekend I spent my time binge-watching House of Cards and old movies on Netflix. It was awesome. I also made this amazing cilantro lime cauliflower rice. 😀

Makes 4-5 Servings

Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower
2 tbsp unsalted grass-fed butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup cilantro
1 lime
1 cup no salt or low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions:
1. Remove stems and leaves of cauliflower and cut florets into large pieces. Grate the florets by hand with a box grater.
2. Add butter to a pan and turn on heat to medium. Stir in garlic and cook for one minute.
3. Add in cauliflower and chicken broth. Cover and lower heat to medium-high and cook for 10 minutes.
4. Stir in cilantro, salt, pepper and lime juice and turn off heat.

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Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Mexican Cauliflower Rice
I LOVE cauliflower. It’s one of the most versatile vegetables I can think of, from burger buns to mashed “potatoes”, there are endless possibilities. I have never been good at making Mexican rice. Like, never. I always overcooked or undercooked the rice. I guess I’m just not meant to eat rice. Cauliflower rice, however, I have mastered. 😉

Makes 4-5 servings

Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small onion, diced
2 oz tomato paste or fresh puréed tomatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup no salt or low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp Mexican oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt

Directions:
1. Remove stems and leaves of cauliflower and cut florets into large pieces. Grate the florets by hand with a cheese grater (or throw into the food processor) until it resembles rice.
2. Heat the olive oil on medium in a large pan and sauté the onions and garlic for about 5 minutes until they become soft and translucent.
3. Stir in all the spices and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Stir in the tomato paste and cauliflower and combine all ingredients.
5. Add chicken broth, cover pan and simmer for about 10 minutes or until rice is soft.

Serve your rice alongside your favorite Mexican dish or eat it by itself right out of the bowl.

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