Are you looking to cut carbs or eat healthier? Do you want to add some color and flavor to your meals? Look no further than Easy Spanish Cauliflower Rice! This low-carb, gluten-free side dish is not only delicious but it's also packed with nutrients. Best of all, it cooks up in about 15 minutes.
⭐Why This Recipe Works
- This Spanish cauliflower rice recipe is very versatile. You can add different spices and ingredients to make it your own.
- This vegetable dish makes the perfect side dish for a keto diet.
- This a yummy plant-based vegetarian and gluten-free recipe.
- Cauliflower easily absorbs the flavors of other ingredients.
- Garlic - Minced beforehand.
- Onion - Chopped. We used a white onion, but you can also use red onion.
- Cauliflower Rice - We used a 10 oz bag of frozen cauliflower rice. Using frozen cauliflower rice cuts down on prep time since you don't have to use a food processor to make the rice.
- Salt & Pepper - To Taste.
- RoTel Tomatoes and Green Chilies -10 oz can to add a little kick. I used the fire-roasted variety, but you can use whatever type you wish.
- Olive Oil - A good quality olive oil.
- Lime - Juice from ¼ of a lime.
📋Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1: Prep the veggies by mincing the garlic and chopping the onion into small, bite-sized pieces.
STEP 2: Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. When the oil is heated, add in onions and sauté until they begin to soften, about 3-5 minutes.
STEP 3: Next, add the riced cauliflower, canned tomatoes, garlic, salt & pepper and stir.
STEP 4: Squeeze in the lime juice. Stir well and allow the flavors to absorb into the cauliflower rice. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until fully cooked through. Serve while warm.
Spanish cauliflower rice is a perfect addition to your repertoire of flavorful and healthy meals. You can even add it to burritos in place of rice! By using cauliflower as a substitute for classic rice, you can enjoy a low-carb and gluten-free alternative without sacrificing flavor. With minimal cooking time, this recipe makes meal prep a breeze!
Tip 1: To make this a more filling meal, feel free to add diced chicken or shrimp. If you are following a vegetarian diet, you can add chickpeas or tofu.
Tip 2: Don't be scared to try out new toppings and mix-ins. This meal pairs well with cilantro and avocado. This cauliflower is excellent topped with some shredded cheese.
You can add a pinch of cayenne pepper, chili powder, or red pepper flakes to the rice when you add the RoTel.
You don't need to thaw the cauliflower. You will want to make sure it is not in any large frozen chunks before you add it to the pan. As long as the cauliflower rice is loose, you can cook it from frozen.
You can store any leftovers in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
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Easy Spanish Cauliflower Rice
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic
- ½ Cup Chopped Onion
- 10 oz Bag Cauliflower Rice
- Salt & Pepper To Taste
- 10 oz Can Tomatoes & Green Chilies RoTel
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Quarter of Lime
- In a skillet, sauté the chopped onion with the olive oil.
- Add the riced cauliflower, tomatoes, garlic, salt & pepper.
- Squeeze in the lime juice.
- Stir well and allow the flavors to absorb into the cauliflower rice for about 10 minutes.
- Serve while warm.
- To make this a more filling meal, feel free to add diced chicken or shrimp. If you are following a vegetarian diet, you can add chickpeas or tofu.
- Don't be scared to try out new toppings and mix-ins. This meal pairs well with cilantro and avocado. This cauliflower is excellent topped with some shredded cheese.
- This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Love the flavors in this cauliflower Spanish rice. It is a marvelous side dish that goes with any meal.
Love the flavors in this dish; it's a great way to amp up your veggie side!
I recently tried this Spanish Cauliflower Rice recipe and I must say, it was an absolute game-changer! The dish was bursting with vibrant flavors and the cauliflower rice provided a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional rice.
The step-by-step instructions were easy to follow and the recipe came together effortlessly. The combination of spices, vegetables, and cauliflower created a wonderful harmony of taste and texture. Not only was the dish scrumptious, but it was also satisfying and guilt-free, making it perfect for those watching their carbs or just seeking a nutritious meal.
I love cauliflower rice. This is a great way to eat it - it adds so much flavor and just tates great!
I made this cauliflower rice for taco night and it was incredible! Even the kids loved it!