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Mexican Cauliflower Rice

by Classic-Recipes
Updated February 25, 2019

cauliflower mexican rice
Diana Rattray

This Mexican rice is a low carb option, made with cauliflower a thick and chunky salsa, and seasonings. It's incredibly easy and adds a lot of flavor to plain cauliflower. Serve it with tacos or burritos.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes



  1. Cook the cauliflower rice following package directions. If you are using fresh cauliflower rice, saute in a skillet over medium heat in about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Alternatively, it may be steamed in a plastic wrap-covered container in the microwave in a teaspoon or two of water for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Slice the green onions thinly. Separate the dark green tops from the white and light green parts.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a medium saucepan or saute pan over medium heat. Add the sliced white and light green parts of the green onions. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the garlic and the sliced dark green tops and continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the hot cauliflower rice, salsa, and taco seasoning. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.

4 Servings

bowl of cauliflower rice, mexican style
Diana Rattray, Classic-Recipes


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