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Creamy Coconut Riced Cauliflower

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Enjoy this Creamy Coconut Riced Cauliflower as a perfect low-carb, paleo, or keto healthy side dish recipe. This coconut cauliflower rice recipe gives you the best coconut flavor from coconut milk, oil, and coconut shreds combined.

Cauliflower Coconut Rice served with lime slices.
Coconut Riced Cauliflower

Serve along with stir fry chickenbeef stew, or cabbage beef casserole for that perfect side dish. 

Low Carb Sides

By incorporating healthy and satisfying keto sides, you can feel satisfied without the guilt or temptation of reaching for less nutritious snacks later on.

Today’s recipe, together with faux potato saladpumpkin frieslecsosteamed bread, and many more side dishes, is a perfect addition to your collection of tasty and healthy side dishes.

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Is Cauliflower Rice Keto-Friendly?

Cauliflower rice, that actually looks like rice is a keto-friendly alternative to traditional rice because it is low in carbs and high in fiber.

Compared to the regular white rice dish, you get the same satisfaction, but in a low-carb version without all the heavy carbs white rice contains.

A cup of cauli rice made alone only contains three net carbs. 

One portion of our recipe contains only 4 grams of carbs, compared to the bowl of regular rice with 52 grams of carbs, which is fantastic. 

Creamy Coconut Cauliflower Rice

This creamy coconut riced cauliflower is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional rice. It is made with coconut milk, coconut oil, and shredded coconut, which gives it a rich and creamy coconut texture, and is flavored with crushed garlic for added flavor.

How to Make Coconut Cauliflower Rice with Creamy Coconut Milk

Let us dive into the recipe with steps in images and video for those who prefer visual instructions. 

I will not add steps to making rice from cauliflower florets, as I have made an entire post for you to look at. You can make cauliflower rice in seconds, or you can also use frozen cauliflower rice. 

Coconut Riced Cauliflower on a plate.
Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Kitchen gadgets needed:

  • Cooking pan
  • Spatula

Ingredients needed:

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING KETO COCONUT CAULIFLOWER RICE RECIPE

First Step: Ingredients needed

Prepare all ingredients together.

Raw cauliflower rice can be made in a food processor from a large head of cauliflower in seconds using our steps. Coconut milk and shreds can be made at home from scratch using a regular whole coconut. But you can also use canned coconut milk and shreds from the supermarket. 

Coconut Riced Cauliflower ingredients needed.
Cauliflower Lime Rice

Second Step: Garlic and Rice

Heat your pan fully and add two tablespoons of coconut oil. Into it, add crushed garlic and let the garlic brown slightly. 

Lower to medium heat and add the cauliflower. Using a spatula, gently mix the oil and garlic into the rice. 

Keto Cauliflower Rice roasting garlic and rice.
Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Third Step: Spices

Season with salt and pepper, in our case. You can add more seasonings like lime zest or fresh lime juice at this stage.

Mix well.

Coconut Riced Cauliflower spicing it.
Coconut Riced Cauliflower

Fourth Step: Coconut Milk

Add the coconut milk and cook until the cauliflower rice is tender. 

Cauliflower Lime Rice adding coconut milk in.
Keto Cauliflower Rice

Fifth Step: Shredded Coconut

Once everything is ready, turn off the heat and stir in coconut shreds for an additional crunch. Serve hot with freshly chopped cilantro. 

Cauliflower Coconut Rice adding coconut shreds.
Coconut Riced Cauliflower

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Coconut – for a great creamy texture, use full-fat coconut milk, or you can also use coconut cream. Make sure you shake the can before opening it. 
  • Leftover coconut – if you have extra coconut cream or leftover coconut milk, make a quick keto diet coconut ice cream for your family. 
Coconut Rice Cauliflower served on a dark plate.
Cauliflower Coconut Rice

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What To Serve With Coconut Cauliflower Rice?

This creamy coconut cauliflower rice pairs well with a variety of dishes. Add the cauliflower rice alongside hasselback chicken, roasted vegetables, chicken curry, teriyaki, stir frybaked chicken, or goulash. You can also serve it as a side dish with your favorite protein.

Can You Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time. It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, making it a convenient option for meal prep or serving at parties and gatherings.

How Do You Store and Reheat Cauliflower Coconut Rice?

Place leftover cauliflower coconut rice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can microwave or reheat it on the stovetop when ready to reheat.

Coconut Cauliflower Rice served with lemon slices.
Coconut Rice Cauliflower

Can You Freeze Paleo Riced Cauliflower?

Yes, you can freeze rice cauliflower. Place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. When ready to use, thaw it in the fridge overnight and use it in your favorite recipe.

More Cauliflower Recipes to Try

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Coconut Cauliflower Rice in a flat bowl.
Cauliflower Coconut Rice

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Yield: 4 Cups

Creamy Coconut Riced Cauliflower

Cauliflower Coconut Rice served with lime slices.

Enjoy this Creamy Coconut Riced Cauliflower as a perfect low-carb, paleo, or keto healthy side dish recipe. This coconut cauliflower rice recipe gives you the best coconut flavor from coconut milk, oil, and coconut shreds combined.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare all ingredients together.Raw cauliflower rice can be made in a food processor from a large head of cauliflower in seconds using our steps. Coconut milk and shreds can be made at home from scratch using a regular whole coconut.
  2. Heat your pan fully and add two tablespoons of coconut oil. Into it, add crushed garlic and let the garlic brown slightly. Lower to medium heat and add the cauliflower. Using a spatula, gently mix the oil and garlic into the rice. 
  3. Season with salt and pepper, in our case. You can add more seasonings like lime zest or fresh lime juice at this stage. Mix well.
  4. Add the coconut milk and cook until the cauliflower rice is tender. 
  5. Once everything is ready, turn off the heat and stir in coconut shreds for an additional crunch. Serve hot with freshly chopped cilantro. 

Notes

  • Coconut - for a great creamy texture, use full-fat coconut milk, or you can also use coconut cream. Make sure you shake the can before opening it. 
  • Leftover coconut - if you have extra coconut cream or leftover coconut milk, make a quick keto diet coconut ice cream for your family. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1 Portion

Amount Per Serving Calories 53Total Fat 5gCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gProtein 0g

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