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A large pan filled with avocado cauliflower rice topped with sliced jalapeños, avocado slices, and half a lime. The pan is sitting on a towel and around it is half and avocado, cilantro, and sliced japaleons.
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Avocado Cauliflower Rice

An easy side dish, this Avocado Cauliflower Rice takes riced cauliflower and adds smashed avocado, jalapeño, lime juice, and cilantro for a delicious paleo, Whole30, and low carb dish perfect to pair with just about anything!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Avocado Cauliflower Rice, Cauliflower Rice Recipes, Paleo Cauliflower Rice, Whole30 Cauliflower Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 151kcal
Author Kelly


  • 6 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 tablespoon cooking fat (avocado oil, coconut oil, ghee...)
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion (120 grams)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large avocados, diced (300 grams)
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add oil and let it get hot. Once hot, add diced onions and sauté for 5 minutes until translucent, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add the cauliflower rice and let cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.
  • While the rice cooks, make the avocado mash. Add avocados, diced jalapeno, lime juice, and salt and pepper to a large bowl and mash with a fork until combined, but a little texture remains.
  • Once caulilfower rice is cooked to your preference, remove from heat. Add avocado mixture to cauliflower rice and mix well to cimbine. Stir in cilantro. Top more cilantro and jalapeño if desired. Enjoy!


*this is about one large head cauliflower, florets removed and riced. You can make your own cauliflower rice per the directions in the post, or just buy store bought. I prefer fresh over frozen cauliflower rice.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Potassium: 715.9mg | Fiber: 7.4g | Sugar: 5.4g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 100.6mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg