Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cilantro lime cauliflower



I will not attempt to insult you by calling this cilantro lime cauliflower rice, which is what a lot of the internets call it. It's cauliflower, scaled down to be rice-size, but it's still cauliflower. Not rice. Luckily I love cauliflower and it's good for you, so personally I find this to be a good side dish substitution for rice. It was a great accompaniment to some chicken marinated in lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, and ancho chile seasoning.

Ingredients
1 head of cauliflower
2 TBS butter
kosher salt + pepper
cilantro, chopped - I like a lot so I probably used more than 1/2 a cup
Juice of three limes

Directions
Pulse cauliflower in the food processor (or similar) in batches.

Steam in the microwave with butter for five minutes.

Remove, season with S&P, add cilantro and lime juice, and mix well.

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Haikuesday
People are people.
Veggies are veggies, not rice.
You can't fool a fool. 
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21 comments:

  1. I really really really wanted to like cauliflower rice but I just cant. I hate cauliflower and no matter what I do to it or try to change it to be something else....I still hate it. lol. At least I eat my other veggies, right? :)

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  2. Hahaha it is most definitely not rice. But I like cauliflower! My mom makes it for me which makes it extra delicious.

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  3. I've wondered about that. We'll see; it may happen as a side dish some night. Thanks for the idea!

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  4. This sounds like a great alternative to rice! We made "fried" cauliflower rice before and really enjoyed it, but I think that I'd like the cilantro lime flavor profile more!

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  5. I love pulsed cauliflower & will try this recipe.

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  6. I LOVE cauliflower and always laugh when people have recipes with it but call it other things. Cauliflower pizza! Um, no. That ain't pizza. I appreciate it's the healthier version though, and this looks easy enough! I love cilantro too - I know a lot of people dont.

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  7. YUM! I like you think it's funny when it's called rice, nope it's a veggie!

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  8. I've always been intrigued by the cauliflower "rice" recipes, but this one sounds delicious (like the Chipotle rice flavoring). I love Cauliflower too, and am even making cauliflower sloppy joes this week!

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  9. YUM! I'm all about cilantro, and I love the substitution of cauliflower for rice making it a healthier side choice.

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  10. I just cant ever get the taste of cilantro out of my mouth once I eat it.
    it doesnt settle well with me.
    I do love me some cauliflower though - in so many shapes & forms.

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  11. Um, I love cauliflower. And apparently I need to get myself a food processor.

    My husband would appreciate your honesty with veggie vs. rice. I once mashed up cauliflower and didn't warn him it wasn't potatoes. That night ended in conflict...

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  12. mmmm this looks so good! i love that you don't call it rice. i love cauliflower, but have only ever made the 'rice' version once as fried rice, i didn't love it. perhaps i need to try a simpler version like this.

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  13. My sister made something really similar to this last time I was home. So yummy!!!! I love cilantro and lime on basically anything.

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  14. Cauliflower / rice
    they both like to be buttered
    but rice is boring

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  15. I love cauliflower . . . and I just ordered a Cuisinart so I'm thinking this is going on the menu!!! Yum!

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  16. So this seasoning blend/method is also really good with rice ;)

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  17. Luckily I love cauliflower too and cilantro sounds like a nice touch. I haven't had my mashed cauliflower in a while. thanks for reminding me.

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  18. Oh my gosh, I want this. Trader Joe's sells this bag of riced cauliflower that would be perfect for it.

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  19. ohhh I love that you made this, and I love your comment about the fact that it's cauliflower not rice. LOL. I tried to make cauliflower pizza crust once and it was a failure. I could give it a go again with this recipe! looks yummy!

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  20. I make my cauliflower {rice} like this often. I have even used cauliflower as a taco meat substitute. :)
    XO
    www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

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  21. I love cauliflower "rice" but I usually have it plain...this looks MUCH better!! thanks for the recipe!

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