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Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Mexican Cauliflower Rice… who knew cauliflower rice could taste so good! Cauliflower rice is a staple in my diet, I make it almost every week. I love adding it to salads, throw it in a wrap, or have it as a side. I get bored easily with having the same thing all the time so I like to switch up the spices and decided to give this one a Mexican flare! Mexican food is one of my favorites so it was no surprise I fell in love with this recipe!

Cauliflower is on the list of superfoods and contains quite a few health benefits.  Just one cup of cauliflower contains:

  • 29 calories
  • Close to zero grams of fat, sodium, or sugar
  • 73% daily value (DV) of Vitamin C
  •  19% DV of Vitamin K
  •  15% DV of folate14%
  •  13% DV of pantothenic acid
  •  12% DV of Vitamin B6
  •  11% DV of choline
  •  11% DV of fiber
  •   9% DV of Omega-3 fatty acids

Read more about the health benefits here.

This dish was so easy and quick to make!  What an excellent alternative to rice, especially for those following the Paleo diet, this is perfect!  The rice is made with cauliflower pulsed only a few times in the food processor until you get rice consistency.  Add the spices with the cauliflower to the food processor and then stir in chopped cilantro, tomato and onions. This dish can be so diverse; used as a side, main dish, added to a wrap… I’m sure there are many more options!  I made enough for two main dish servings so I had dinner for two nights.  Be creative and add your own taste to it, there are so many possibilities with this dish.  Enjoy it as much as I did!

Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Cauliflower rice with a Mexican flare!
Servings: 2
Author: Crystal Bonnet
  • 1 head of cauliflower washed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons cumin depending on size of cauliflower head
  • 1/2 teaspoon himalayan salt
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 3/4 red onion diced
  • 1 big handful of cilantro chopped
  • 3 sprigs of green onion chopped
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  1. Place the cauliflower, cumin, salt and chili powder in the food processor.
  2. Pulse until a rice consistency is reached.
  3. Place cauliflower rice into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and carefully fold in ingredients until combined.
Recipe Notes

Add more or less spices for desired taste. This will last in a sealed glass container in the fridge for 3 days.

Option to add avocado!

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  • sweetonnh
    February 20, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Love this! How much avocado did you add with your serving? I need to make this ASAP 🙂

    • Crystal
      February 20, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Hey Tracey!
      I only used 1/2 an avocado! I love this recipe, I just made a big batch yesterday for my lunches this week! and I actually just re-photographed it today!

  • Trixie Rose
    February 21, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Okay, thank you!

  • Alice Powell
    March 27, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Hey there! I never tried cauliflower rice before, but after seeing your recipe I just have to try. I looks so delicious!!

    • Crystal
      March 27, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Hi Alice,
      Thank you! I’m so excited for you to try it! Watch out, it’s addicting!