This low carb spin on Mexican rice is a delicious base for taco bowls or as a side to any Mexican inspired dinner. You can rice the cauliflower yourself or get a little help from a store-bought variety for a less stress and no mess option. You can easily make this into a vegetarian meal by adding some avocado, sour cream, and other veggies to the top before serving.
This keto side dish recipe comes together in just a few minutes. You’ll start out by sautéing some onion and garlic along with some spices. Then after adding in the cauliflower rice you’ll pour in some diced tomatoes. Feel free to use fire-roasted or even fresh if that’s what you have on hand.
Allergy information for Low-Carb Vegetarian Mexican Cauli-Rice
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nut free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
Nutritional values (per serving)
Net carbs7 grams
Calories from carbs 25%, protein 13%, fat 62%
Total carbs12.2 gramsFiber5.3 gramsSugars5.7 gramsSaturated fat1.1 gramsSodium141 mg(6% RDA)Magnesium34 mg(8% RDA)Potassium611 mg(31% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 4 servings)
- minced cilantro
- sliced avocado
- sour cream
- sliced jalapeno
- extra virgin olive oi
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes until they start to soften. Add in the spices and cook 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Add in the riced cauliflower and cook 5-7 minutes until soft and starting to crisp around the edges. Pour in the tomatoes and stir to combine. Cook another 3-5 minutes until the mixture is dry and resembles fluffy rice.
- Season with salt to taste and serve, or let it cool down and refrigerate fir up to 4 days.
Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)
|Olive oil, extra virgin|
|0 g||0 g||6.8 g||60 kcal|
|Onion, white, fresh|
|1.3 g||0.2 g||0 g||7 kcal|
|0.2 g||0 g||0 g||1 kcal|
|Chile (chili) powder, spices (ancho, chipotle, Mexican chile powder)|
|0.3 g||0.3 g||0.3 g||6 kcal|
|0.2 g||0.1 g||0.1 g||2 kcal|
|Cauliflower rice, homemade (cauli-rice, KetoDiet app)|
|3.3 g||2.2 g||0.3 g||28 kcal|
|Tomatoes, canned (unsweetened)|
|1.6 g||0.8 g||0.3 g||16 kcal|
|Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt|
|0 g||0 g||0 g||0 kcal|
|Total per serving|
|7 g||3.6 g||7.7 g||120 kcal|
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