How to cut cauliflower into florets and make cauliflower rice (easy and fast)
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How to Cut Cauliflower Into Florets and Make Cauliflower Rice

How to cut cauliflower into florets and make cauliflower rice seasoned with lemon and herbs. This cauliflower rice is fast and easy! (Vegan, Paleo, Keto).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower dinner, Cauliflower Rice, keto dinner, lemon cauliflower rice, paleo dinner, vegan dinner
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Adriana Harlan -


  • 1 medium cauliflower head
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced red or white onion
  • Juice of 1/2 a small lime
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon fine Himalayan salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herb cilantro or another


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil and sauté the onions until they softened and get some color.
  • Add the cauliflower rice and give it a stir. Add more olive oil if it looks dry. Then add the lime juice, coconut milk, salt, and pepper, and mix to combine. Let it cook for about 5 minutes, or until the cauliflower softens enough to your preference.
  • Turn off the heat and mix in the fresh herb.



Watch the video above to see my easy method of cutting the cauliflower into florets and making the cauliflower rice.


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g