Chipotle Cauliflower Rice (Copycat)

Last Updated on June 26, 2021 by Toya

This easy copycat chipotle cauliflower rice is THE BEST! Made with only 5 ingredients, this keto friendly cauliflower rice recipe is going to become one of your favorite dishes.

Chipotle Cauliflower Rice (Copycat)

Copycat chipotle cauliflower rice

This chipotle cauliflower copycat rice recipe is so easy to make and makes a very interesting side dish that is both healthy and flavorful. It’s ready in just 15 minutes and is also versatile and cheap to make. 

With this delicious recipe, you’ll have the ideal replacement for rice for adding to your tacos, salads or rice bowls.

This cauliflower cilantro lime rice recipe is great for people following a low carb or keto lifestyle who miss rice, but don’t miss the carbs that are found in rice. If this is you, this recipe is the perfect rice replacement for you! 

Cauliflower Cilantro lime rice FAQs

Is cauliflower keto friendly?

Yes! Cauliflower is a low carb vegetable that contains 4.97 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fiber in every 100 grams. That is 2 grams of net carbs in every 100 grams!

Is cauliflower rice keto?

Cauliflower rice, like cauliflower does have carbs. In each 1 cup serving of cauliflower rice, there are 4.3 grams of net carbs. 

How does this copycat chipotle cauliflower rice taste?

This recipe tastes great. It has just the right amount of flavor and is fresh and delicious. Perfect paired with so many great dishes. 

Cilantro-lime cauliflower rice chipotle ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower (538 grams)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ⅓ cup chopped Cilantro

How to make chipotle cauliflower rice

To start, measure out your ingredients and gather them all in one place.

Then, grate your cauliflower head using a cheese grater or a food processor. (I like using my cheese grater as it’s very easy to clean afterwards.)

Next add the olive oil to a skillet or non stick pot over medium heat. Once the oil is heated, add in the cauliflower and bay leaves and cook for about 10 minutes covered.

This will help the cauliflower rice to absorb the flavors of the bay leaves and olive oil.

During this time, juice your lime and chop up the cilantro.

When the cauliflower rice is cooked or feels slightly tender, add in the chopped cilantro and the lime juice.

Mix well, then season to taste with salt and pepper and serve warm!

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice (chipotle copycat)

What to serve with chipotle copycat cauliflower rice

This chipotle copycat cauliflower rice is great to serve with:

Storing and freezing copycat chipotle cauliflower rice

Uncooked cauliflower rice: You can store the raw, riced cauliflower in the fridge for up to a week, sealed in a ziplock bag. You can also freeze it for up to 2 months. 

Cooked cauliflower rice: Once cooked, store in an air tight container for 4 days or less in the fridge.

Now you know how to make your very own homemade chipotle inspired cilantro lime cauliflower rice, let me know how you plan to enjoy it below! 

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Chipotle Cauliflower Rice (Copycat)

Chipotle Cauliflower Rice (Copycat)

Yield: 4 heaping cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This easy copycat chipotle cauliflower rice is THE BEST! Made with only 5 ingredients, this keto friendly cauliflower rice recipe is going to become one of your favorite dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower (538 grams)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (26.6 grams)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (15.34 grams)
  • ⅓ cup chopped Cilantro (43 grams)

Instructions

    1. To start, measure out your ingredients and gather them all in one place.
    2. Then, grate your cauliflower head using a cheese grater or a food processor. (I like using my cheese grater as it’s very easy to clean afterwards)
    3. Next add the olive oil to a skillet or non stick pot over medium heat, once the oil is heated, add in the cauliflower and bay leaves and cook for about 10 minutes covered. Stir constantly.
    4. During this time, juice your lime and chop up the cilantro.
    5. When the cauliflower rice is cooked or feels slightly tender, add in the chopped cilantro and the lime juice.
    6. Mix well, then season to taste with salt and pepper and serve warm!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 7.1gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 7.1gNet Carbohydrates: 4.3gFiber: 2.8gSugar: 2.6gProtein: 2.6g

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