Easy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Recipe {Whole 30, Paleo}

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This cilantro lime cauliflower rice recipe will easily become a staple to your weekly meals at home. I am someone who is obsessed with Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice and when I am eating paleo or Whole 30, I truly miss it.

I was thrilled when Chipotle started offering their lifestyle bowls and gave options for Whole 30, keto, paleo, vegan and vegetarian.

At home, I do like to recreate my favorite bowls with my easy cilantro lime cauliflower rice recipe. It not only is super easy and delicious, it is also great to meal prep with and have for the next couple days as side dishes.

One of the keys to making this cilantro cauliflower rice flavorful is by adding a Whole 30 compliant bone broth to the dish. Not only does it add flavor to the dish, it also adds the health benefits of bone broth to it.

Easy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Recipe {Whole 30, Paleo}

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Recipe by Ashland Course: Side Dish, Dinner, LunchCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of frozen cauliflower rice

  • 2 tbsp of Whole 30 compliant bone broth

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 limes juiced (additional for garnish optional)

  • 1 bunch of cilantro (additional for garnish optional)

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 white onion chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves

Directions

  • Add oil to skillet and saute onion and garlic until onion is transparent
  • Add in the bag of frozen cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes – stirring occasionally to ensure that it doesn’t burn.
  • Stir in the bone broth and raise temperature to high. Once the broth is mixed in add the lime juice and half of your cilantro. Mix in. Cook for another minute or two.
  • Add salt and pepper and mix in.
  • Place in serving bowl. Add remaining cilantro for garnish.
  • ENJOY!

Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a nutrient-dense vegetable that offers many health benefits. It is low in calories, high in fiber, and a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate.

Cauliflower also contains antioxidants, which can help protect the body against damage from free radicals. Additionally, research suggests that cauliflower may have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce the risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

Furthermore, cauliflower is also a good source of choline, a nutrient that plays a critical role in brain development, memory, and muscle control.

Eating cauliflower can also aid in weight loss as it is low in calories and high in fiber. Overall, cauliflower is a healthy and versatile vegetable that can be incorporated into many different dishes and is a great addition to a healthy diet.

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Recipe

What is Whole 30?

The Whole30 program is a 30-day dietary plan that is focused on eliminating certain foods from your diet and promoting whole, nutrient-dense foods.

The program was created by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig in 2009 and is based on the idea that certain foods can cause inflammation and other health issues, and that eliminating them for a period of time can help improve overall health.

During the Whole30 program, participants are encouraged to eliminate all grains, legumes, dairy, sugar, and processed foods from their diet.

Additionally, alcohol, carrageenan, MSG, and sulfites are also not allowed. Instead, the program promotes a diet that is rich in vegetables, fruits, meats, and healthy fats. The idea behind this is that by eliminating these foods for 30 days, it will be possible to identify any food sensitivities or intolerances, and to promote a diet that is based on whole, nutrient-dense foods.

The Whole30 program also includes a focus on mindful eating, encouraging participants to pay attention to how their body feels after eating certain foods and to make a conscious effort to eat when they are hungry and stop when they are full.

The program also encourages people to cook their own food and to avoid eating out as much as possible.

Overall, the Whole30 program is a 30-day dietary plan that is designed to promote whole, nutrient-dense foods, and to eliminate certain foods that may be causing inflammation and other health issues. While the program can be challenging, many people have reported positive results including weight loss, improved digestion, better sleep and more energy.

However, it is important to note that the Whole30 program is not a long-term solution and should be followed under the guidance of a healthcare professional. You can learn more about the Whole 30 Program here.


How to make Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

What you will need for this recipe is a frozen bag of cauliflower, Whole 30 compliant bone broth , olive oil, limes, cilantro, salt, pepper, white onion and garlic. If you want to add some garnish like I did in the photos you can add additional limes and cilantro topped on the rice.

Step 1

Add oil to your skillet and saute the garlic and onions until onions are translucent.

Step 2

After onion and garlic is cooked, add in the bag of frozen cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes – stirring occasionally to ensure that it doesn’t burn.

Step 3

Stir in the bone broth and raise temperature to high. Once the broth is mixed in add the lime juice and half of your cilantro. Mix in. Cook for another minute or two.

Step 4

Add salt and pepper and mix. Place in a serving bowl and add remaining cilantro and lime as a garnish. ENJOY!


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Frequently Asked Questions about Whole 30 and Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

What is Whole 30?

 Whole 30 is a 30-day elimination diet that involves eating whole and unprocessed foods with the long-term goal to reduce inflammation, help your gut health and overall change your relationship with food. Learn more about the Whole 30 program here.

What is Paleo?

Paleo is similar to the Whole 30 when it comes to the health benefits. Paleo is more of a sustainable lifestyle and allows for things like dark chocolate to clean wines. Many people start off with Whole 30 and venture into a Paleo lifestyle as Whole 30 is intended only as a 30-day elimination diet.

What are the health benefits to Cauliflower?

There are many health benefits to cauliflower including a source of fiber, high in antioxidants, low-carb options and many more.


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