Turmeric Lemon Cauliflower Rice

All Indian Flavors Side Dish


This Grain Free Indian flavored rice is a winner!

Made this DELISH cauliflower rice last night.
We were having chicken kebabs and needed a flavorful side to accompany. We do eat Basmati & Jasmine rice at home but was craving something light but flavorful.

The lemon & turmeric work so nicely together and the lemon zest adds that perfect finish. This one is definitely going in the cauliflower rice rotation!

2 tips when it comes to cauliflower rice-

1. Don’t over-process it
2. Don’t overcook it

Both of these will leave you with a bowl of mush!⁠

If you like this recipe, give my Paleo Poriyal a try. You are sure to enjoy the flavors.⁠

Insert Recipe below

Yield/Servings: 4
Turmeric Lemon Cauliflower Rice

Turmeric Lemon Cauliflower Rice

Preparation time: 8 MCooking time: 10 MTotal time: 18 M


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1-2 green chills, chopped
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup cashews ⁠
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 cups raw cauliflower rice
  • 1/2 lemon zest & juice
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste⠀
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (i used frozen) but you can use desiccated
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a pan, once hot, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, chili, nuts, & curry leaves. Let sizzle for 10-15 seconds. (please be careful as the mustard seeds to pop! I like to hold a pan lid as a shield)
  2. Next, add turmeric and the rest of your ingredients. Toss to coat the cauliflower.
  3. Garnish with extra cilantro and enjoy!

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