I’ve got a treat for you today! Who else loves Taco Tuesday and kind wishes every night was taco night? Me too. Today, I am bringing you one of my new go to sides that is so versatile you could eat it every night. Oh, did I mention it was super healthy? Made from riced cauliflower, this Mexican Style Cauliflower Rice is the perfect addition to your dinner table any night of the week. It’s low carb, low calorie, and vegan. Tell me more…
- Mexican Style Cauliflower Rice
- What are the ingredients?
- Tell me about riced cauliflower
- How can I control the spiciness?
- Can I freeze this meal?
- What else can I add to this Mexican Style Cauliflower Rice to make it a complete meal?
- What makes this dish so healthy?
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Mexican Style Cauliflower Rice
This easy weeknight recipe takes just 15 minutes from cutting board to table. It’s the perfect side to any Taco Tuesday dish. With a base of riced cauliflower, it’s friendly to any dietary needs and so easy to customize to your family’s tastes.
What are the ingredients?
I created this as a very simple recipe using only items I had on hand. Here’s what you need: Riced Cauliflower, bell peppers, jalapeño pepper (optional), salsa of your choice, garlic, black beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes. That’s it!
Tell me about riced cauliflower
Cauliflower can do just about anything these days! You can make your own riced cauliflower by pulsing it in a food processor for a few seconds. Pre-riced cauliflower is now available in most grocery stores these days and saves a ton of time and mess. I would not suggest using frozen cauliflower rice for this recipe. I find it gets mushy and you will want some texture to this Mexican Style cauliflower rice.
How can I control the spiciness?
Since it is Mexican Style, some spiciness is nice. You can leave out the jalapeño all together or add a second one! The recipe calls for your favorite salsa. Feel free to use a mild or spicy version to suit your tastes.
Can I freeze this meal?
I would not freeze this meal as the cauliflower rice tends to get mushy. It can be made ahead and reheated though. Leftovers are also great cold as a taco salad. Leftovers can also be used as an enchilada filling or alongside some eggs for breakfast. Genius right?!
What else can I add to this Mexican Style Cauliflower Rice to make it a complete meal?
This is the fun part! Pair this side along with your favorite taco protein such as meat, chicken, beans, a vegan protein, or fish. It goes with anything Taco like. I love to make some grilled fish and pop it right on top as a taco salad.
What makes this dish so healthy?
Cauliflower is super low in calories for a large serving. This Mexican Style Cauliflower Rice is low carb, vegan and so easy to customize. It’s a perfect addition to Taco Tuesday, Meatless Monday, Cinco De Mayo, or any night of the week. Let me know how you like it.
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Taco Tuesday just got tastier! This healthy, easy, Mexican Style Cauliflower rice will be the hero at your dinner table. Easy to customize 15 min to table, low carb, low calorie, vegan, healthy side perfect for any night of the week
- 12 oz Riced Cauliflower
- 1 C diced Bell Peppers
- 1 diced jalapeño pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 15 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes
- 1/2 C black beans
- 1/3 C salsa of choice
- salt & pepper to taste
- sauté peppers in a drizzle of olive oil on med heat for 5 m
- add in cauliflower rice and tomatoes and sauté another 5 min
- fold in salsa and black beans to combine and remove from heat
- add salt and pepper if needed
Do not overcook the cauliflower. It should be crunchy with texture.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 381mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 7gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g
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