Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeño, chopped and seeds removed
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag frozen Cauliflower Rice
  • Zest from 1 lime (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • Juice from 1 lime (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped (add to your preference)
  • salt and pepper to taste (this NEEDS salt and pepper, do a taste test and add to your liking)

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound shelled shrimp
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped

Instructions

For the Cilantro Lime Rice

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan, saute the minced garlic, red onion and jalapeño 1-2 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the frozen cauliflower rice (tap the bag on the counter top a few times before opening to help break up any clumps)
  3. Saute the cauliflower rice 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. The rice will produce a lot of steam as it cooks, it is almost done when the steam has dissipated.
  4. Turn the heat up slightly (this helps to remove any additional moisture) stir in the zest, lime juice, cilantro and add salt and pepper to taste.

Add any additional lime zest, juice or cilantro to your liking.

For the Cilantro Lime Shrimp

  1. Heat the 1 tablespoon of butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the garlic about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the shelled shrimp, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, stir to coat.
  3. Sauté the shrimp 2-3 minutes until they have turned pink.
  4. Stir in the zest, juice, and remaining three tablespoons of butter and cilantro. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes until the butter has melted completely and the butter garlic sauce has begun to thicken.
  5. Serve immediately over the cilantro lime cauliflower rice above.

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