Overhead photo of Coconut Cauliflower Rice in a rustic white bowl garnished with Thai Basil, coconuts, and limes, sitting on a white napkin that rests on a blue table.

Coconut Cauliflower Rice

I think you are going to go nuts for this Coconut Cauliflower Rice! What's not to love about a bowl full of creamy, garlicky goodness, with just the right amount of kick. One bite and you will realize that it is just as good as the “real thing”!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Thai
Keyword creamy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 230kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 24 ounces riced cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 14 ounces canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1- ounce unsweetened coconut flakes toasted (for garnish)


  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes.
    Photo of garlic being added to a skillet of cauli-rice that sits on a blue background.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Stir in coconut milk, salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper.
    Photo of coconut milk and seasonings being added to a skillet of cauliflower rice that is sitting on a hotplate against a blue background.
  • Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
    Photo of cooked caulfilower rice in a skillet.
  • Uncover. Toss with lime juice and garnish with coconut flakes.
    Photo of lime juice being poured into a skilled of cooked cauliflower rice sitting on a blue background.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 57.4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.7mg