Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

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This Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a delicious flavorful alternative to rice! Scroll down for the easy recipe that’s ready in under 15 minutes!

Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Growing up we almost always had rice and beans with some sort of meat for dinner. It’s still is my favorite dinnertime recipe however it’s not often I make it. I use the same spices to season cauliflower rice, which is my go-to rice substitute.

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Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Growing up we almost always had rice and beans with some sort of meat for dinner. Up until a few years ago, this was our typical dinner as well. I knew giving up rice was not going to be easy and was thankful when I discovered that cauliflower rice was the perfect substitute.

Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice is quick and easy to make thanks to the frozen cauliflower I use!

 

Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

You can, of course, rice the cauliflower yourself but I think the texture in microwaved cauliflower is more similar to rice. I tried doing it myself several times but I could never get it quite right and was so grateful when frozen cauliflower rice (we use this one) became available at grocery stores.

Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Mexican cauliflower rice goes great with tacos, lettuce wraps or topped with this Taco Chicken or even these Keto Steak Foil Packets!

More Keto Recipes You’ll Love:

Keto Cheese Taco Shells
Low Carb Crockpot Lemon Chicken
Keto Cajun Chicken & Sausage

Can You Make Mexican Cauliflower Rice Ahead of Time?

Absolutely! You can make and store your Mexican cauliflower rice for up to 4 days! It reheats wonderfully and it’s perfect for meal prep!

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Ingredients

Serve 4

2 bags frozen cauliflower rice
1 tsp olive oil
Diced onion – 1
Paprika – 1 1/2 tsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Garlic – 1 crushed clove *can also use garlic powder
Salt – 1 tsp
1 Juiced Lime
Cilantro – 2 tbsp
Optional: For a spicy kick add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper

How To Make Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Add oil to skillet.

Cook cauliflower rice according to instructions on the package and drain any excess liquid.

Throw in onions and garlic and cook until soft.

Stir in cauliflower rice.

Top with seasoning, stir and cook for 3-5 minutes.

Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Top with avocado, jalapenos, and chicken for a complete low carb meal!

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KETO MEXICAN CAULIFLOWER RICE

This Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a delicious flavorful alternative to rice! 

Course dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword KETO MEXICAN CAULIFLOWER RICE
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 83 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 bags frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 clove garlic or 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 juiced lime
  • 2 tbsp cilantro

Optional

  • pinch or two cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Add oil to skillet.

  2. Cook Cauliflower rice according to instructions on the package and drain any excess liquid. Set aside.

  3. Throw in onions and garlic and cook until soft.

  4. Stir in cauliflower rice.

  5. Top with cumin, paprika, and salt.

  6. Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Calories: 81
Net Carbs:  6 g

The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.

     

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