Cilantro lime cauliflower rice seems to be everywhere you go when looking for a low carb option at restaurants.
I recently had chipotle’s version – which is good, but i thought I could improve upon it a bit!
Topped with some guac and a deliciously seasoned flank steak and you have a cauliflower rice bowl that is “fire” as the kids say!
For the cauliflower rice, don’t overthink it. Sure you can buy it fresh and pulse it down to nibs in a food processer.
Obviously its going to be great that way. But I gave frozen – yes frozen – cauliflower rice a try for this recipe.
You can even find fresh prepared cauliflower rice in the produce department if you look
Not only was it mess free and quicker, but I honestly couldn’t tell a difference! So seriously – give it a shot if you’re looking to cut a step down or keep one less appliance on the counter.
The key to this, is letting it cook on high heat with a little olive oil and really let it cook. I’m taking to the point of the bits getting a little toasted.
It gives it a little extra dimension of flavor, and really sells the “rice” texture.
I also hit it with some smoked paprika for some flavor and color. Then finish with a little butter, salt, cilantro and fresh squeezed lime juice.
Now for the steak, I’m going with flank steak. Don’t sleep on flank steak, It’s one of my favorite cuts. It has a lot off good flavor and so juicy. And just hit is with a little salt pepper and garlic and you’re good to go!
Speaking of salt pepper and garlic, I recently found Livias Salt Pepper Garlic blend that has the perfect consistency and texture that I think you’re going to love.
Yes you can season with salt pepper and garlic on its own (or even make youre own blend in one shaker).
But sometimes I like to channel my lazy dad vibe and go for something already done for me!
Give your flank steak a reverse sear on a charcoal grill for the perfect amount of smokiness and crust.
It takes a little longer, which is perfect to give you time to get the cauliflower rice going.
And for the guac – pick some up from the store, or use my guac recipe – and if you add in some juice from a lime it will keep it fresh for the next day!
I also roasted up some corn along with the flank steak for this cauliflower rice bowl but thats up to you!
I’m telling you – and this is coming from a rice lover. I’ve never been a huge fan of cauliflower rice, but this cilantro lime cauliflower rice is so good!
Honestly I don’t even miss the traditional rice in this recipe!