Mexican Cauliflower Rice:

Description: This flavorful Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a low-carb, gluten-free alternative to traditional rice. Packed with vibrant Mexican flavors, it’s a delicious and nutritious side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses. Cauliflower rice is a versatile substitute that absorbs the savory spices and textures of traditional Mexican cuisine.


  • 1 large cauliflower head, grated or processed into rice-like texture
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (red, yellow, or green)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes, fresh or canned
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime


  1. Prepare the Cauliflower Rice:
    • Cut the cauliflower into florets and use a food processor or a box grater to rice it into small, rice-sized pieces.
  2. Cook the Vegetables:
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
    • Add chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
    • Stir in minced garlic and diced bell pepper, cooking until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Season the Cauliflower Rice:
    • Add the cauliflower rice to the skillet, stirring to combine with the cooked vegetables.
    • Sprinkle ground cumin, chili powder, paprika, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper over the cauliflower rice. Mix well to coat evenly.
  4. Add Tomatoes and Finish Cooking:
    • Add diced tomatoes to the skillet and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the cauliflower rice is tender but not mushy.
    • Adjust seasoning to taste.
  5. Finish and Serve:
    • Remove the skillet from heat.
    • Stir in chopped cilantro and lime juice.
  6. Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – Serves 4):
    • Calories: ~120
    • Total Fat: ~7g
      • Saturated Fat: ~1g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg
    • Sodium: ~250mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: ~14g
      • Dietary Fiber: ~6g
      • Sugars: ~6g
    • Protein: ~5g

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and serving sizes. Adjust quantities to meet your dietary preferences. Enjoy your delicious and healthy Mexican Cauliflower Rice!