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Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Rice

I’ve been on a bit of a cauliflower rice kick, eating it with almost everything even breakfast, sauteed with some onions, peppers, and spinach with a poached egg – delish. However the other night I wanted something with a little more flavor that paired well with spice. I decided to cook the cauliflower in coconut milk with a touch of lime juice and cilantro. Makes the perfect pairing for any spicy dish and is great with the Cilantro Chicken.

Coconut Cauliflower Rice
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Nutritional Information: 53.6 calories, 2.5g of fat, 7.2g of carbohydrates, 2.4g of fiber, 2.2g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 1 *


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • Optional: toasted shredded coconut


  1. Roughly chop the cauliflower into smaller pieces.
  2. Place the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse into small “rice” like pieces. You can also use the rice blade if your food processor came with one.
  3. Add the cauliflower, coconut milk, salt, and pepper to a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for around 8-10 minutes until cauliflower softens and is cooked to your liking. It will be somewhat creamy. For a less creamy texture, use a little less coconut milk.
  4. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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4 Response to Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Rice

  1. Ana on February 17, 2013

    Hi! I would like to ask you..Doesn’t the cooked cauliflower have this specific smell? (like a cauliflower). I mean …do you feel it as cauliflower when you eat it?

  2. Heather on January 4, 2015

    Not very good. Sorry. Just tastes like cauliflower – not a lot of flavor.

    • Kristen on January 5, 2015

      Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it. I find it has a lot of coconut flavor.

  3. Sandy on March 3, 2015

    Hi,… I have a hunch that Heather used refrigeratered coconut milk in a carton. I have come to learn (because I used the 1/2 gallon carton milk by mistake in many recipes too) that when most recipes call for coconut milk they mean “canned” coconut milk. Huge difference!! I used the canned coconut milk and it did have alot of coconut flavor! Hope this helps.


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