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Easy (Frozen) Cauliflower Rice with Garlic Butter Shrimp

This easy frozen cauliflower rice and garlic butter shrimp dish takes just 30 minutes to make. It's the perfect combination of savory and flavorful jumbo shrimp served over a filling cilantro lime cauliflower rice. Add this healthy, low carb and delicious meal to your busy weeknight rotation!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people
Calories 238 kcal


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 16/20 count
  • 12 ounces frozen cauliflower rice
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 slices lime for garnish


  • Peel and devein the shrimp and dry with a paper towel. In a bowl, season the shrimp with garlic, salt, paprika and pepper. Set aside.
  • Heat a large pan on medium high heat with 2 tablespoons of butter, until melted, about 20 seconds. Add the cauliflower rice and saute until the water has evaporated and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and scoop the cauliflower rice from the pan into a serving bowl. Add the cilantro and lime juice and mix. Add additional lime juice as needed to taste.
  • In the same pan, on high heat add 2 tablespoons of butter until lightly brown, about 15 seconds. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Serve the shrimp over the cauliflower rice and garnish with additional cilantro, ground pepper and optional squeeze of lime over the shrimp.


*Nutritional information provided for this recipe is only an estimate and is not guaranteed.
  • There is no need to defrost the frozen cauliflower rice, it will quickly thaw and cook when sauteeing in the pan.
  • Do not overcook the rice, it’ll end up being too soft and soggy. You will still want the cauliflower to have a bit of a bite. 
  • If preferred, you can also replace the butter for avocado or olive oil. 
  • This shrimp and cauliflower rice bowl goes great with some spicy sauce like Cholula or Sriracha!


Serving: 3peopleCalories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 36gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 289mgSodium: 1950mgPotassium: 878mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1246IUVitamin C: 87mgCalcium: 212mgIron: 2mg
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