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Zesty Lime Shrimp with Simple Cauliflower Rice

I have a soft spot for really easy dinners that also are really healthy and loaded with flavor. Like, a really soft spot. And healthy dinners don’t get much easier, healthier, or flavorful than Zesty Lime Shrimp with Simple Cauliflower Rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried cauliflower rice recipe, lime shrimp, simple cauliflower rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 198kcal

Ingredients

For Cauliflower Rice

  • 1 tablespoon cooking fat (I use avocado oil or ghee, but use whatever you prefer that has a high smoke point)
  • 1 head cauliflower (about 5 cups), washed a roughly chopped

For Shrimp

  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking fat (again, I use avocado oil or ghee, but use whatever you prefer that has a high smoke point)

Instructions

For Cauliflower Rice

  • Put the roughly chopped cauliflower in a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower is well chopped and resembles a rice texture. It is best to do this in two batches, so that the cauliflower gets evenly “riced”.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the cooking fat. Once the cooking fat is hot, add the riced cauliflower to the skillet.
  • Stirring occasionally, cook for 5-7 minutes or until the cauliflower starts turning golden brown on the edges. Remove heat.

For Shrimp

  • Season the shrimp with cumin salt, and black pepper. 
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add cooking fat. Once fat is hot, add the shrimp in a single layer to the skillet.
  • Stir and cook until shrimp is about half way cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add the lime juice to the pan and continue cooking until shrimp is pink all the way through, about 3 more minutes.
  • Serve over warm cauliflower rice and enjoy immediately. 

Notes

If you are not a fan of rice, just replace it with your favorite side. This zesty lime shrimp will still taste as good!

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1070mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 3mg