Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Cauliflower “Rice” Foil Packs Recipe

Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Cauliflower “Rice” Foil Packs Recipe

How To Make Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Cauliflower “Rice” Foil Packs

Level up your cauliflower rice by cooking it with cilantro lime shrimp in foil packs. This dish is bursting with bright flavors everyone will enjoy.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1cauliflower headlarge, or 4 cups frozen cauliflower rice, thawed
  • lbsshrimplarge, peeled and deveined
  • 1canblack beans14 ounce, drained and rinsed well
  • 1corn earshucked and kernels cut from cob, or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 4ozcanned mild green chiliesdiced, drained
  • ½cupgreen onionssliced, white and light green portion
  • 1tbspgarlicminced
  • tbspolive oil
  • 1tsplime zest
  • 2tbspfresh lime juice
  • 1tspground cumin
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • cupcilantrochopped
  • 1smallavocadosliced


  1. Preheat a gas grill over moderately high heat to about 450 to 475 degrees F.

  2. Cut cauliflower florets from the head, leaving behind as much stem as possible.

  3. Working in 2 or 3 batches, pulse florets in a food processor until cauliflower is finely chopped, it should look similar to couscous. Measure out 4 cups and transfer to a large bowl.

  4. Add shrimp to a bowl along with black beans, corn, green chilies, green onions, garlic, olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper, about 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper then toss gently to evenly coat.

  5. Cut 4 sheets of 15×12-inch heavy-duty aluminum foil. Lay sheets individually on a flat surface.

  6. Divide shrimp mixture evenly among foil sheets, placing each mound in the center of the foil.

  7. Bring sides of foil inward then fold together twice and to seal, then fold ends up and work to leave a little extra space inside for heat to circulate so everything cooks evenly, pull up on the top crimp.

  8. Grill packets for about 9 to 11 minutes until the shrimp have cooked through, it should appear pink in color.

  9. Carefully open each packet and toss in cilantro. Serve warm with avocado slices.


  • Calories: 484.32kcal
  • Fat: 17.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.97g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.72g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.75g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.90g
  • Fiber: 16.26g
  • Sugar: 11.40g
  • Protein: 33.87g
  • Cholesterol: 178.60mg
  • Sodium: 1369.97mg
  • Calcium: 184.77mg
  • Potassium: 1548.27mg
  • Iron: 4.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 116.81µg
  • Vitamin C: 153.59mg
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