We eat a ton of cauliflower rice in our house – but, plain ol’ veggie rice with butter gets a bit boring. So, the other night, we decided to take it to the next level. This 10-minute coconut cauliflower rice is sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free and incredibly addicting. We make it for quick dinners or meal prep lunches!
AN EASY SIDE THAT FEELS GOURMET
I don’t know about you, but I love it when I can take something incredibly simple and turn it into a dish that feels like it was prepared by a Michelin Star chef.
This coconut cauliflower rice recipe calls for just 5 ingredients: frozen cauliflower rice, coconut oil, coconut milk, cilantro, and salt. You could totally elevate it (fancy, chef talk) by adding a squeeze of lime or scallions. But, you totally don’t need to.
FILLED WITH HEALTHY FATS
What I love about this side, is infusing it with my favorite healthy fats: coconut oil and coconut milk. If you’re anything like me, you use coconut oil for everything – I put it in my coffee, apply it to cuts and scrapes and often use it as a butter substitute in baking. Coconut oil is incredibly good for you and your brain, thanks to medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) – which, through the liver, are converted to energy and ketones (hello brain power!).
Coconut milk carries many of the same health benefits as coconut oil – just make sure you get the straight up, unsweetened version. For this coconut cauliflower rice recipe, I use coconut milk in the can.
AWESOME MEAL PREP SIDE
If you’re roasting chicken or other veggies for meal prep lunches, this coconut cauliflower rice is a super flavorful companion. We had some of this Thai Almond sauce from Thrive Market and roasted our chicken with it for Monday / Wednesday lunches.
We became quickly obsessed with the dish, not only because it was easy, but it tasted just like a Thai dish we would’ve ordered before changing our diets last year – except this didn’t have any sugar, grains or bad stuff!
COCONUT CAULIFLOWER RICE RECIPE
This super easy recipe is below – it will take you less than 10 minutes to prepare!
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