Coconut Lamb with Cauliflower Rice

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Coconut Lamb with Cauliflower Rice

Servings 4

Total Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 45-60 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 418

carbohydrate 16g

protein 27g

fat 28g


Coconut Lamb

  • 1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil
  • 1 pound(s) lamb fillet(s) (tenderloin), cubed
  • 1/2 medium onion(s), yellow diced
  • 1 large carrot(s) 1/4 inch slices
  • 4 medium tomato(es) diced
  • 2 medium zucchini 1/4 inch slices
  • 2 can(s) coconut milk, full fat (403 mL) (use more if you prefer)
  • 3 tablespoon(s) cilantro, fresh chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) sea salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) black pepper freshly ground, to taste

Cauliflower Rice

  • 1 head(s) cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoon(s) coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon(s) optional seasonings for cauliflower sea salt, garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, curry, garlic or freshly ground black pepper


  1. To Cook Lamb:
  2. Cube the lamb and prepare the vegetables.
  3. Over medium-high heat, melt coconut oil and wait for pan to heat.
  4. When pan is hot, add the onions and carrots (they should sizzle slightly). Cook until onions are slightly translucent.
  5. Add lamb, tomatoes and coconut milk. Simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes, while preparing cauliflower rice.
  6. Add zucchini and continue to simmer for 5-10 more minutes.
  7. To Cook Cauliflower Rice:
  8. Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse until it has a grainy rice-like consistency. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  9. Meanwhile, heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add coconut or olive oil when hot.
  10. Sauté cauliflower in a pan with oil and any additional seasonings desired (sea salt, garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, curry, or just freshly ground black pepper).
  11. Season lamb with salt and pepper. Add cilantro and serve lamb over cauliflower rice.


  1. 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!

  2. 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….

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

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

  9. When loading the macros into MyFitnessPal, I got an error that the numbers did not add up correctly. Given the values of grams to calories, MFP was correct. I did my own break down of the values and received the same calories, but a different breakdown on the macros. Here are mine that add up to the same 454 calories: Fat: 29.45g, Carbs: 21.575g, Protein 28.5g. I hope this helps if you are paying attention to your macros!

    1. Hi Esterina,

      Thanks for your observation! I have found that for some reason, the macro numbers do not always add up properly to calories on nutrient value websites, MFP included. It’s frustrating but we have to remember that counting macros and calories is actually a very inexact science, That said, we are going to take a closer look at the nutrient values for this recipe.


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