Cilantro & Lime Cauliflower

Posted by Colleen

cauliflower-rice

I enjoy preparing new dishes and one is getting away from the traditional rice dish.  Have you ever tried cauliflower “rice”?  This is a easy and healthy alternative to the grain rice.  I have prepared different versions of cauliflower rice but this the latest recipe I’ve tried and I liked it.  I used this as a side dish with fish and a green salad – it was yummy!

Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable and contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals.  Cauliflower has vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin, an much more.

You can eat cauliflower raw, add to salads, steam, bake, riced and mashed, a healthier version of “mashed potatoes.”  I have also made cauliflower pizza crust.

We all probably need a healthy dish tonight after indulging on Super Bowl Sunday.

Cilantro & Lime Cauliflower Rice

4 cups grated cauliflower (medium size head)

2 TBSP. coconut oil

2 large cloves garlic, minced

1 lime, juiced

½ cup chopped cilantro

Salt and black pepper to taste

Wash and completely dry a medium size head of cauliflower. Cut the floweret in medium size pieces and put into a food processor and process until looks like rice.  Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and place the rice cauliflower into the hot oil.  Stir frequently so not to burn cauliflower cook approx. 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic, salt and pepper and continue stirring frequently for approx. 3 minutes. Add the lime juice and cilantro and cook another 2 minutes.

Cooking time total approximately 10 minutes          4 servings

 

 

 

 

 

 

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