This delicious, healthy side dish is great to have in your repetoire! It’s ready in just 20 minutes (use frozen, pre-riced organic cauliflower), and it pairs beautifully with so many low carb and Paleo dishes, including my Chicken & Asparagus Stir-Fry, Quick & Easy Curry, Moroccan Meatballs, and Lime Marinated Flank Steak, to name a few!

At 8 grams of carbs per serving, this side dish isn’t low carb enough to be truly keto (<20 grams of carbs per day, total) unless it’s paired with a pure protein entree that has zero carbs (grilled steaks, for instance), or near-zero carbs, such as my Garlicky Baked Halibut or Garlic-Thyme Chicken. But it is Paleolow carb, detox, and Whole30 friendly!

Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: detox, low carb, paleo, whole30
Servings: 4
Calories: 128kcal


  • 7 oz full fat coconut milk (1/2 can)
  • 1 lb cauliflower riced
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Put coconut milk and riced cauliflower into a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook until cauliflower is desired consistency (~5 minutes for al dente, ~10 minutes for soft and creamy), stirring occasionally.
  • Note: For a less saucy end product, use less coconut milk. If you love sauce (like I do!), use more coconut milk.
  • Remove cauli rice from heat and stir in the lime juice and cilantro.
  • Season with sea salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg