Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Shrimp

Combine this cauliflower rice recipe with perfectly cooked shrimp for a healthful twist on a traditional rice bowl.

November/December 2015

  • This one-bowl meal combines shrimp and cauliflower with a tropical coconut-lime flavor.
    Photo by Karen K. Will

Total Hands-On Time: 25 min

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Yield: 2 servings

This dish is amazing. Who knew you could turn a vegetable like cauliflower into “rice”? The tropical, coconut-lime flavor will delight your taste buds, and the shrimp makes it complete. If preferred, you can grill or pan-fry the shrimp instead of adding them to the sauté. Add a drizzle of good-quality olive oil and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt to the finished bowls.


• 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
• 2 tablespoons coconut oil
• 1/3 cup regular coconut milk
• 2 tablespoons minced cilantro, plus more for garnish
• 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
• 2 teaspoons honey, coconut palm sugar or brown sugar
• 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
• 8 to 10 raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
• Chopped cashews, for garnish, optional


1. Place cauliflower in food processor and pulse until mixture looks like rice grains.

2. Heat coconut oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add and sauté cauliflower “rice” for 5 minutes. Add coconut milk, cilantro, lime juice, honey and sea salt, and cook for another 10 minutes, or until cauliflower “rice” is tender.

3. About 5 minutes before cauliflower “rice” is done, add shrimp to pan, and cook until pink.

4. Divide mixture evenly between 2 bowls, and garnish with extra cilantro and cashews, if desired.

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