Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Makes 4 servings and per serving you receive:
· 3 greens
· ¾ healthy fat
· 3 condiments
(Recipe: The Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan®)
· 1 medium head (about 24oz) cauliflower, rinsed
· 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
· 2 garlic cloves
· 2 tbsp. scallions, diced – white onion
· ¼ tsp. kosher salt and ½ tsp. pepper, to taste
· 4 tbsp. lime juice
· 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
Remove the core and let the cauliflower dry completely. (Or you can buy it already riced, which is what I do.) Coarsely chop into florets, then place half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.
Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat, add olive oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft. (I added 4 small chopped mushrooms – optional).
Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the cauliflower “rice” to the sauté pan.
Cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl; toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice to taste.
Enjoy A Healthy Recipe With Your Family!
Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach™
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