Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Quick and easy Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice is the perfect side dish for tacos and other mexican dishes. You will love how easy it is to make!
I love rice. I love brown rice, mexican rice, chicken fried rice… you name it, I love it.
I also try to incorporate veggies into our meal plan as often as I can which is why this Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice recipe was created! We eat tacos at least once a week (ok, more like 2-3x a week) and I love using this Cauliflower Rice for my Turkey Taco Bowls too!
My friend Jennifer from Slow Cooker Gourmet & I hosted a Mexican Fiesta so we could try out some of our new recipes for some friends and we had tons of fun sharing our new creations!
Jennifer creates amazing recipes. She made a delicious chicken taco recipe that is perfect for Taco Tuesday.
Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos are juicy and flavorful and not “just another chicken taco”. It really is an amazing recipe and one I’m going to put into our rotation.
I couldn’t wait to serve my favorite mexican side dish to my friends… Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice.
If you love spanish/mexican rice you are going to be shocked when you try this because it has so much flavor and you won’t miss “traditional” rice. Even if you don’t love veggies… I think you are going to love my Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice.
You can do so much with this recipe!
- serve as a side dish for Taco night
- use it as a base for a “burrito” bowl
- place on top of a taco salad for extra flavor
- put in homemade burritos to bulk up the veggies
- the options are endless!
What is the best way to rice cauliflower?
Buy it in the frozen section at your local grocery store! Seriously! Don’t waste time on a big mess and just buy it frozen!!!
How do you prepare cauliflower rice?
Preparing it is very simple. Just put a little oil in a skillet and add the frozen cauliflower into the skillet and cook until it is tender. Don’t let it intimidate you! It’s really simple!
I have been making Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice for a while now and I love it. This makes a big batch so you’ll have plenty leftover, which you are going to want because it’s so good. Even my kids enjoy this recipe and any time I can get more veggies in their diet, I’m a happy mama!
I hope you love this Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice and it becomes a favorite recipe for your family!
Don’t have time to make it now? Pin it for later!
Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 small yellow onion diced
- 24 ounces frozen riced cauliflower
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp dried cilantro
- 1 1/4 tsp salt add more to taste if desired
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- Add olive oil to skillet over medium heat and add diced onion. Cook until onions are softened, about 3 minutes.
- Add all remaining ingredients, mix together and cook until heated through.
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This is AMAZING!!! I couldn’t find riced cauliflower, so I made my own in the food processor. It tastes just as good as the spanish rice I make normally. Will definitely keep this one in the rotation!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! And way to go ricing your own cauliflower! I’ve never done that… but it would be cheaper too I’m sure!! Thanks for letting me know you loved it!
Loved this !! we love cauliflower rice and I needed a new recipe!!! THANK U THANK U!!!!
I am so glad you enjoyed it, Rachelle!
I like the Mexican twist on the cauliflower rice…. Such a cool idea to use it in burrito bowls. Thank you for the recipe.. Great to know Weight watchers has worked for you..
Thank you so much!
This was my first time trying riced cauliflower! It was so good! I added to much tomatoe paste first time I made it. I need to try it again. But this recipe has led me to trying other riced cauliflower recipes. Thanks for sharing!!
I’m loving your entire Mexican fiesta menu! And I’m such a fan of cauli rice as well, so love the Mexican spices mixed in. 🙂
What a great idea to use cauliflower instead of rice. This is a must try recipe.
What an awesome meal! Cauliflower rice is so fantastic, I love the mexican spin on it!
Best invention ever!
My family loves cauli rice, but I’ve never tried a Mexican version. Giving this a try with fajitas this week!
I hope you love it!
I am loving all the flavours in this cauliflower rice.
I have to admit I am not a fan of plain cauliflower rice, for me it still tastes of cauliflower and I just don’t like cauliflower 😉
But with all those spices and seasonings I bet it will taste amazing!!!
Will have to give this a go as I am just starting out on a weight loss journey!
I hope you love it! And wishing you the best of luck on your journey!
That cauliflower rice is awesome. I tried it and it tasted amazing. Thank you so much for posting this.
I am so glad you enjoyed it Katty!
Can you make this in a instant pot?
I haven’t tried it in the instant pot so I am unsure.