Spanish Cauliflower Rice

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I don’t mind meal planning, but somehow I always struggle when it comes to thinking of new side dishes my family will actually eat.

My kids are in a semi-picky stage right now, but we try to introduce some sort of veggie at each meal. This Spanish Cauliflower Rice is basically ALL vegetables, but tastes like our favorite homemade Spanish Rice.

They downed the entire batch, and I wasn’t the slightest bit upset about them eating their veggies so quickly. 🙂

What is riced cauliflower?

Riced cauliflower is just cauliflower that has been finely diced. It’s shape and texture is similar to rice.

This recipe comes together rather quickly, especially if you’re using pre-packaged riced cauliflower.If you don’t want to use the frozen kind, you can always buy riced cauliflower fresh.

You can also make your own by blending a head of cauliflower in a food processor or high-power blender.

Is riced cauliflower healthy?

Riced cauliflower is packed with nutrients. One cup has 50% of your daily recommended value of vitamin C.

It is also relatively low-calorie. One cup of cooked cauliflower rice has about 25 calories, and one cup of cooked brown rice has about 218.

Cauliflower rice is also gluten free, high in fiber, and low carb. It has 5g of carbs per cup, compared to 46g of carbs per cup of brown rice.

How to make Spanish Cauliflower Rice

This recipe comes together in just two easy steps.

Step 1: In a large skillet over medium heat, saute diced onion in olive oil until tender. Depending on how small your onion is diced, this will take about 5 minutes.

Step 2: Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the frozen riced cauliflower, tomato paste, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper. Continue to saute for about 6-8 minutes, until the cauliflower is light and fluffy and the mixture is hot.

Serve warm and enjoy.

What to serve with Spanish Cauliflower Rice:

This side dish is the perfect compliment to enchiladas, tacos, or flautas.

It also tastes great as part of the filling for burritos or salads.

Storing

This cauliflower rice will last about 3-5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Serves: 6

Spanish Cauliflower Rice

A quick and easy side dish that is chuck full of veggies, but doesn't taste like it? Sign us up. Our Spanish Cauliflower rice is the perfect low-carb compliment to any Spanish main dish.

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen riced cauliflower
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles (drained)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute diced onion in olive oil until tender (about 5 minutes).
  2. Increase heat to medium-high. Add frozen riced cauliflower, tomato paste, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper. Continue to cook for about 6-8 minutes, until the cauliflower is light and fluffy and the mixture is hot.
  3. Serve warm.

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Cuisines
Spanish
Courses
Side
Cooking
Sauteeing
Diet
vegetarian
vegan
pescetarian
lacto vegetarian
ovo vegetarian
Allergy
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free
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