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Lime and Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

Mmmmm, tangy!

Mmmmm, tangy!

I like being honest on this blog. There's probably some sort of level of accountability that comes with being completely upfront about what to make and how to make it. I also wouldn't want make you think I am some sort of kitchen wizard with a particularly trained Gordon Ramsey type palette (see, I can't even think of a cool nouveau chef like David Chang to use metaphorically!). So this is me being totally honest. I have a really deep love and loath relationship with cauliflower rice, particularly in the beginning stages of making it. The grinding and the chopping and the little bits the fly everywhere. It's a big mess. Every. Single. Time. But you know what? The end result is to die for. Every. Single. Time. So if you're feeling like you can't make this cauliflower rice without wanting to pull your hair out, or if you're just not sure about how to navigate in the kitchen, don't worry! I am there with you. I, too, wish cauliflower wasn't so messy and doing dishes didn't suck so much. But what if these things were easier? Would we appreciate them just the same? I'm full of thought food today. (I got this delish recipe here, because yes, we are all a little Paleo Newbie.)

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-large cauliflower head
  • 1/4 cup beef stock (or chicken or veggie stock)
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • about 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves (cut as small as you wish, add as much as you wish)
  • 1/2 lime juice (I'm not the most excited about lime juice, so I only used a 1/2 lime. You can go for it and add more)

Steps:

  1. Chop the cauliflower into medium sized pieces. The smaller the pieces, the easier it will be to grind.
  2. Place chopped cauliflower into grinder and pulse until it gets a "rice" consistency. Set aside.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup beef stock into pan and heat up to medium head.
  4. Pour cauliflower rice over beef stock and let it cook for about 10-12 minutes. Stir as much as you can to coat "rice" with the stock and so it doesn't burn.
  5. Add garlic powder about 1/2 way through to cook with the "rice".
  6. Once the "rice" is browned, turn off the burner and add the chopped cilantro and lime juice.
  7. Stir until all is mixed together.
  8. Eat and enjoy!

The best part about this dish is that you can eat it alone, as a side, or as the first layer of a taco salad!

0.04g fat/12.16g carbs/1.37g protein/48.35 calories (per 1 serving of 5)

Note: I am not a nutritionist, and the above f/c/p breakdown is an estimate. Please consult a physician or dietician before embarking on a regimented diet.