Paleo Plan

Coconut Lamb with Cauliflower Rice


This hearty meal serves two adults for dinner, with leftovers for lunch.

Approximate cooking time: 45-60 minutes


  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 lb lamb fillet (tenderloin), cubed
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, in 1/4" slices
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 medium zucchini, in 1/4" slices
  • 1 or 2 cans (403 mL each) organic coconut milk (use more if you prefer)
  • 3 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Serve over Cauliflower Rice.


  • Cube the lamb and prepare the vegetables.
  • Over medium-high heat, melt coconut oil and wait for pan to heat.
  • When pan is hot, add the onions and carrots (they should sizzle slightly).  Cook until onions are slightly translucent.
  • Add lamb, tomatoes and coconut milk.  Simmer uncovered for 2o-30 minutes, while preparing cauliflower rice.
  • Add zucchini and continue to simmer for 5-10 more minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.  Add cilantro and serve over cauliflower rice.


  1. made this with chicken and one can of coconut milk instead. really good.

  2. just tried adding a couple tablespoons of curry power to the dish with previous changes (1 can coconut milk and with chicken)….it is so freaking good!

  3. Antonella

    Haven’t made this yet, but a suggestion? Lamb is expensive, and picking a less expensive cut of lamb (or any other meat you pick, i.e. pork too) might help. I need a special line of credit for Whole Foods as it is….

  4. Used 1.5 cans of coconut milk instead of 2 – besides that I followed it to a tee. The pale bf liked this a great deal. I thought it was fine. I agree with other reviewers about the amount of coconut milk. I would use less in the future, however the “rice” soaked it up well so it wasn’t too bad. I would also add some more salt than I did (used a teaspoon at most).

    I think the serving size was incredibly accurate. It did serve 2 adults and we do have enough leftover for 1.5 people. :) I hate when recipes say it serves more or less than it truly does.

  5. This cauliflower is fantastic! I seasoned it with fresh garlic, fresh ginger, diced onion, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, cilantro and the coconut milk. Other veggies I added were carrots that I threw in the food processor with the cauliflower and diced red pepper. Served with sautéed pork. Very tasty and colorful presentation

  6. TatrixSaigh

    Love this recipe! The only changes I made were a red bell pepper instead of carrots and added a teaspoon of curry powder. Will definitely make again.

  7. I just made this and added a few different spices and it is just delicious. The meat turned out so tended cooked in the coconut milk. This will totally become a winter staple for us now.

  8. I’ve just made this yesterday evening and we loved the flavors! However, the lamb turned out to be a bit chewy. Any suggestion how I could avoid it next time? (as i def wanna have it again) thanks

  9. Matthew D

    Delicious! Makes excellent leftovers!

  10. Jennifer H

    I couldn’t find lamb loin or fillet at my farmers market, so I picked up a shoulder roast. Hopefully that will work

  11. Helen S

    What is a yellow onion?

  12. As usual, I enjoyed it. I too would recommend cutting back on the coconut milk, but otherwise, Mmmm.

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