Quick and easy Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice recipe is the perfect side dish for tacos and other mexican dishes. You will love how easy it is to make, too!
This weekend I hosted a Weight Watchers Freestyle Fiesta to share the WW program with friends who are not on the program. As a Weight Watchers Ambassador I was given this incredible opportunity to spoil my friends and share my story and how I make the WW Freestyle program work for me. It also gave me the opportunity to share my healthy mexican cauliflower rice recipe!
The party was a “Freestyle Fiesta” and if you know me, you know I LOVE tacos! I was excited to share with them that you can totally have tacos on Weight Watchers. With a history of binge eating disorder and years spent labeling certain foods as “good” or “bad” it’s pretty awesome to finally be in a place that I know and accept that food is food, and it shouldn’t be labeled as “good” or “bad”. On Weight Watchers I can have it all foods in moderation and I decide what foods to eat based on how my body feels when I eat it. The plan really is so customizable to each person and I’m so thankful it’s helped me lose 100+ pounds.
I am not what you’d call a party planner. So, if I lack in an area that’s when I call on a little help from my friends… and what a great friend I have in Jennifer! Jennifer is my neighbor, business partner and I am also a virtual assistant for her blog Slow Cooker Gourmet. Basically, we are always dreaming up all kinds of things together with ideas to set the world on fire 😉 Just ask our husbands! When my oldest came down with the flu last week she was gracious enough to open her home and allow me to host my Fiesta at her house. Such a lifesaver!
Jennifer creates amazing recipes, and I wanted to serve a yummy chicken taco and knew she’d come up with the perfect twist on “boring” chicken… and that’s what she did. 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. You can find the recipe for it on Slow Cooker Gourmet HERE.
I couldn’t wait to serve my favorite mexican side dish to my friends… Healthy Cauliflower Mexican 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 Cauliflower Mexican Rice. The best part if you are on Weight Watchers? This recipe is zero smart points. Yep. ZERO. And you can do so much with it. You can…
- 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!
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 anytime I can get more veggies in their diet, I’m a happy mama!
Our mexican fiesta menu was
- Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos
- Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice
- Black Bean & Corn Salsa
- Tortilla chips & salsa
- Black Bean Brownies with Peanut Butter
- Pina Colada Mocktail (Coconut LaCroix + 1 oz pineapple juice)
I hope you love this Healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice and it becomes a favorite recipe for your family! If you love it, I’d appreciate it so much if you’d share it with others, too!
A healthy twist on traditional mexican rice, this dish is full of flavor and is made from cauliflower!
- 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.
Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points: 0
If you want more information on how the Weight Watchers program works for me you can read about it here.
*I’m a member of Weight Watcher’s brand ambassador program. I am not paid for my participation. I instead choose to participate because of the impact Weight Watchers has had on me personally. I may receive exclusive brand access (e.g. trying a new product before it’s released, appearing in brand advertising, free swag etc.), or a prize. My opinions are entirely my own.
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