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Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Learn how to make cauliflower rice with this simple Mexican cauliflower rice recipe. This easy cauliflower recipe is quick and tastes so good. 
A wooden spoon takes a scoop of cauliflower rice out of a round white serving dish.
5 from 4 votes


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • fresh cilantro chopped


  1. Add the cauliflower florets to a food processor or chopper and pulse until the cauliflower resembles small bits (like rice.)

  2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the onion, jalapeño, carrots and peas and stir fry until the onion is translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Add the riced cauliflower and garlic and cook 3 to 4 minutes until tender. Add tomato sauce, salt, cumin, paprika and black pepper to the pan. Stir well and cook for 1 minute until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped cilantro.

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  • Use a food processor or chopper to rice the cauliflower. You can adjust the size of the rice, depending on your taste. 
  • To make it spicier, add an additional jalapeño or add hot sauce, to taste.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 132, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 427mg, Potassium: 601mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 2915%, Vitamin C: 83.9%, Calcium: 50%, Iron: 1.5%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: cauliflower rice, how to make cauliflower rice, mexican cauliflower rice
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