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A large plate of the Copycat Chipotle Cauliflower Cilantro Lime Rice, with a spoon dug into it. A larger pot of rice sits off to the right corner, and a plate of cilantro and lime sits off to the left.
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/snacks/Vegan

Copycat Chipotle Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
SERVES 4 Servings
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If you love the taste, texture, and brightness that rice brings to any recipe, but crave something that's a little more nutrient-dense, then you are going to love this recipe. This Cauliflower Cilantro-Lime Rice recipe is so simple and easy, and makes for the perfect base for a burrito bowl, an unexpected addition to a salad, or heck, it even makes for a great dish all on its own.
Plus, this isn't your mama's Cauliflower Rice - no, this is a veggie-packed "copycat" of the rice to rule all rices: the Chipotle Cilantro-Lime Rice. Make this recipe anytime that your Chipotle cravings strike, and thank me later!



  • 2 10 oz Packages Frozen Cauliflower Rice or make your own!
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Large Cloves Garlic mashed - can also use fresh minced garlic, if preferred
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt


  • Start by heating your oil in a nonstick pan, on the stove, over medium heat.
  • Add in your garlic and sauté until brown, but not burnt. This should take approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • Next, add in your frozen cauliflower rice and sauté with the garlic until it's warmed all the way through. This should take approximately 4 minutes. Just be sure not to overcook the rice, as it will become mushy!
  • Once the rice is done cooking, take it off of the heat and stir in your cilantro, lime, and salt.
  • Taste and adjust your seasonings as needed.
  • This recipe makes about 4 servings, so feel free to keep the extra in the fridge, for up to one week! Enjoy!

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