Low-Carb Vegetarian Mexican Cauli-Rice

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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.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

8.4 grams 4.3 grams 3.5 grams 7.6 grams 1.1 grams 121 calories
Total Carbs12.8grams
Net Carbs8.4grams
of which Saturated1.1grams
Magnesium35mg (9% RDA)
Potassium608mg (31% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (29%), protein (12%), fat (59%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Optional toppings:
  • limes
  • minced cilantro
  • sliced avocado
  • sour cream
  • sliced jalapeno
  • extra virgin olive oi
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  1. 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. Low-Carb Vegetarian Mexican Cauli-Rice
  2. 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.
    Low-Carb Vegetarian Mexican Cauli-Rice
  3. Season with salt to taste and serve, or let it cool down and refrigerate fir up to 4 days. Low-Carb Vegetarian Mexican Cauli-Rice
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Comments (4)

This recipe... WOW. It was amazing. I added some scrambled eggs and topped it with avocado for a really filling meal, all atop cauli rice, just like you recommended. It was delicious! Highly recommend this one. It was also a pretty quick/easy one to cook up. Thank you for all the great posts!


I'm glad you liked it Anna! 😊


Could you make this with the store bought steam in a bag riced cauliflowers?


Yes you can use ready-made (raw) cauliflower rice!