Rice is a staple in many Mexican-inspired dishes, but it can be high in carbohydrates and calories. Fortunately, there’s a healthier and low-carb alternative that’s just as delicious: cauliflower rice. This recipe for Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a flavorful and healthy twist on traditional rice that’s sure to become a new favorite.
In this recipe, the cauliflower rice is infused with bold and spicy flavors like chili powder, cumin, and paprika, and then mixed with diced onion and red bell pepper for added texture and flavor. Fresh cilantro and lime juice provide a bright and refreshing finish, making this Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice a perfect side dish for any meal.
Whether you’re following a low-carb or keto diet or just looking for a healthy and flavorful side dish, this recipe is a must-try.
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon of chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 lime, juiced
Cut the cauliflower into small florets and pulse in a food processor until it reaches a rice-like consistency.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and red bell pepper and cook until they are soft, about 5-7 minutes.
Now add the minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, and paprika to the skillet and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add the cauliflower rice to the skillet and stir to combine with the onion and pepper mixture. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is tender.
Season the cauliflower rice with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the chopped cilantro and lime juice.
Serve the Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice hot and enjoy as a delicious side dish or use it as a base for your favorite Mexican-inspired dishes.
This recipe makes about 4 servings and can be easily doubled or tripled for larger groups. Enjoy!
Serving size: 1 cup
- Calories: 87
- Total fat: 6g
- Saturated fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 51mg
- Total carbohydrate: 8g
- Dietary fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 3g
- Protein: 2g
This recipe is low in calories and carbs, high in fiber, and a good source of healthy fats. It’s a great option for those following a low-carb or keto diet or anyone looking for a healthy and flavorful side dish.