Mexican Cauliflower Rice

This Mexican Cauliflower Rice (also referred to as Spanish Cauliflower Rice) is made with cauliflower, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, tomato paste and seasoning.  It’s a perfect low-carb healthy side dish to go with any Mexican themed meal you’re planning.

Mexican Cauliflower Rice (also called Spanish Cauliflower Rice) is made with cauliflower rice, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, tomato paste and seasoning

This Mexican Cauliflower Rice recipe is a one-skillet side dish that makes a healthy alternative to rice.  Serve it with tacos, taco bowls, burritos, enchiladas and more.   

Mexican Cauliflower Rice (also called Spanish Cauliflower Rice) is made with cauliflower rice, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, tomato paste and seasoning

HOW TO RICE CAULIFLOWER 

If you’ve ever wondered how to make cauliflower rice at home…. it’s super easy!!   Not as easy as buying a bag of riced cauliflower from Trader Joes or your local market, but it’s easy!

  • Cut cauliflower head in half and cut away stalk and green leaves
  • Cut cauliflower into florets
  • Add cauliflower to food processor.  Add only a handful or two of the cauliflower florets to the food processor at a time.  This way it will evenly process.  Be careful not to over process or the cauliflower.

HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER RICE WITHOUT FOOD PROCESSOR

If you don’t own a food processor, you can always use a box grater to make this Mexican riced cauliflower.   Using the box grater method to make cauliflower rice is easy, but it will take you slightly more time than using a food processor.  

  • Cut cauliflower head in half and cut away stalk and green leaves
  • Cut cauliflower into into large wedges
  • Using the box grater, grate cauliflower wedges just as you would grate cheese

SPANISH CAULIFLOWER RICE RECIPE

  • 1 medium cauliflower, processed into rice
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon each onion powder and cumin powder

Variations:  Add peas, carrots, chopped tomatoes, jalapeno, taco seasoning and even black beans

Garnish with pico de gallo and avocado

HOW TO COOK CAULIFLOWER RICE

Cooking cauliflower rice is relatively quick and easy.  It comes together in just about 20 minutes start-to-finish.

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chopped onion and saute for 7-10 minutes or until onions are translucent and soft.
  3. Stir in cauliflower rice and saute with onions for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste and vegetable broth and stir well.
  5. Sprinkle in garlic and onion powders and stir.
  6. Cook for 3 – 5 minutes or until liquid has absorbed and cauliflower is tender. 

Mexican Cauliflower Rice (also called Spanish Cauliflower Rice) is made with cauliflower rice, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, tomato paste and seasoning

WHAT TO SERVE WITH SPANISH CAULIFLOWER RICE

Mexican Cauliflower Rice (also called Spanish Cauliflower Rice) is made with cauliflower rice, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, tomato paste and seasoning

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Mexican Cauliflower Rice (also called Spanish Cauliflower Rice) is made with cauliflower rice, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, tomato paste and seasoning
Yield: 4 servings

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

This Mexican Cauliflower Rice (also referred to as Spanish Cauliflower Rice) is made with cauliflower, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, tomato paste and seasoning.  It's a perfect low-carb healthy side dish to go with any Mexican themed meal you're planning.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cauliflower, processed into rice
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chopped onion and saute for 7-10 minutes or until onions are translucent and soft.
  3. Stir in cauliflower rice and saute with onions for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste and vegetable broth and stir well.
  5. Sprinkle in garlic and onion powders and stir.
  6. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes or until liquid has absorbed and cauliflower is tender. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g

theharvestkitchen.com attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.

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