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!
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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.
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