GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If one of your resolutions (that you are working hard to stick too) is eating healthier, we have a Tex-Mex inspired recipe that could keep you on track. 

Popular food blogger, Yumna Jawad, runs the Feel Good Foodie and joined My West Michigan Friday with a low-carb recipe that's tasty and a great way to add more vegetables to your diet. 

Yumna showed us how to make the perfect batch of cilantro lime cauliflower rice -- there's tons of flavor and it's perfect for burrito bowls or tacos. 

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice


  • 1/2 head cauliflower rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro


  1. Remove the core and let the cauliflower dry completely.
  2. Roughly chop the cauliflower into florets, and place half the cauliflower in a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower is small and resembles couscous. Set aside and store the other half of cauliflower for a later time.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil, then add the onions and garlic and cook until soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the cauliflower rice and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook, stirring frequently until the cauliflower softens, about 3-5 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add lime juice and fresh cilantro and toss gently to combine. Serve warm.

What should you eat with cilantro lime cauliflower rice? Burritos and burrito bowls, tacos, chicken, pork chops, steak -- anything that you would typically serve with traditional rice can be enjoyed with this version of cauliflower rice. It pairs really nicely with shrimp too! And you can add all your favorite vegetables for tacos or burritos and turn the side dish into a very filling meal. 

Find more recipes from Yumna on her blog, Feel Good Foodie.


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