cauliflower rice ingredients in a skillet on the grill
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Add the coconut milk and cook for another minute.  Then, add the cauliflower, salt and pepper and stir and cook for about five minutes to soften the cauliflower.  Don’t overcook.  You still want the cauliflower to retain its structure and be slightly firm.  If you need to add a little more coconut milk, go right ahead.

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cauliflower in skillet

Add the coconut, dark green onion, cashews and zest of the lime.  (save the lime for another use).

Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.  Serve the rice with wedges of fresh lime for one tasty side dish.

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cauliflower rice ingredients in a skillet on the grill

Coconut And Cashew Cauliflower Rice

A delicious take on coconut rice uses cauliflower rice, serrano peppers, unsweetened coconut flakes and cashews to create the perfect side dish for fish and chicken.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course General, Sides
Cuisine General
Servings 8 Served
Calories 56 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 16 Oz. Bag of riced or pearl cauliflower (produce department)
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • ½ Serrano pepper, thinly slices
  • 5 Green onions (scallions), chopped – dark green and white separated
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin seeds
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Cashews
  • ¼ Cup Light coconut milk (plus more to taste)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Limes, one zested and one cut into wedges for serving


  • Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet on the stovetop or grill. Add the white and light green parts of the scallions and the Serrano peppers to the pan and cook until soft and fragrant. About 3 minutes.
  • Add the teaspoon of cumin seeds and stir until fragrant. About one minute.
  • Add the coconut milk and cook for about one minute. Add the cauliflower and salt and pepper liberally. Stir everything together and cook for about 5 minutes to soften the cauliflower but it should be slightly firm. (Add a little more coconut milk if needed.)
  • Stir in the coconut, dark green onion, cashews and zest of the lime. (Save that zested lime for another use) Taste. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Serve this rice with wedges of lime on the side.


Calories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 43mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword healthier choice, nuts, sides, vegetables
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