This simple, tasty recipe makes a great side dish for a wide variety of protein entrees, such as my:

You might notice that the serving size for this cauliflower rice pilaf is kind of small – just 1/2 cup – and that’s to keep the carb count per serving under 10 grams so it’s keto-friendly. If your carb allowance is higher, such as if you’re doing low carb or Paleo but not strict Keto, then feel free to enjoy a larger serving!

Do be careful of having too much cruciferous vegetable in your diet if you have thyroid issues, though, since brassicas – though delicious and wonderfully nutrient dense and boosting of detoxification – may adversely affect thyroid function.

If you’re doing my 10-Day Detox, skip the dill (apiaceous family plants inhibit phase 1 detoxification enzymes – learn about this and much more in my in-depth detox course) and use a detox-friendly herb instead, such as oregano or rosemary.

Greek Cauliflower Rice with Lemon, Spinach and Dill

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: cleanketo, keto, low carb, paleo, whole30
Servings: 4
Calories: 135kcal


  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus more for garnish
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice 10oz frozen
  • 10 oz spinach frozen, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill minced, or 2 tsp dried
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice or to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat a large frying pan over low heat for 1 minute, then add oil and garlic.
  • Cook oil and garlic mixture for 1 minute over low heat, stirring constantly, then add cauliflower rice and stir to combine.
  • Cook the cauliflower rice and garlic mixture for about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until cauli rice begins to soften slightly and release moisture.
  • Add in the chopped spinach and dill, and cook until the greens are wilted.
  • Drizzle lemon juice on top and mix in.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve.


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6662IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg