I’ve been cutting back on my grains lately because they’ve been causing irritation in my gut. I’ve heard of cauliflower “rice” for awhile and finally decided to give it a try. Of course I wanted to dress it up and make it full of flavor and a bit more interesting. I decided to do a lime-cilantro cauliflower rice with a little bit of jalapeño to give it some spice. I love this recipe because its so easy and can be great as a side dish or even as a main meal if you want.
1 head cauliflower
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 jalapeño, minced (you can omit if you don’t want the recipe to be spicy)
1/2 c scallions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 lime, juiced
1/2 c cilantro, chopped
Cut the cauliflower into small florets. Once it’s chopped, make sure that it is completely dry and place 1/2-3/4 of a cup of the florets in a food processor at a time and pulse a few times until the cauliflower is in small grain sized pieces. Make sure not to pulse it too long because you don’t want it to be too fine. Keep repeating this step until all the florets have been pulsed into little pieces.
Warm the avocado oil on medium heat in a medium, deep pan. Add in the cauliflower and sautée for a few minutes. Add the scallions, minced garlic, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, and jalapeño and sautée for another 3-5 minutes.
After the mixture is cooked through and no longer crunchy, take it off the heat and put it in a large bowl. Stir in the cilantro and lime juice until thoroughly combined. Serve and enjoy!