Healthy and Delicious Mexican Cauliflower Rice

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Healthy and Delicious Mexican Cauliflower Rice | Real Food RN

Growing up, my dad would make his famous burritos almost every weekend. We would have contests to see who could eat the most! They were so simple: tortillas, pureed pinto beans, cilantro rice, cheese, sour cream, and jalapenos (for the brave, like me!).

Healthy and Delicious Mexican Cauliflower Rice | Real Food RN

Well fast-forward to our current diet and so many of these ingredients cause me and family digestive distress, especially the grains! The tortillas are an easy fix: grain free tortillas. The dairy is an easy fix: raw dairy. The rice, however, was more of a challenge. Enter: Healthy and Delicious Mexican Cauliflower Rice. It’s so good that I actually eat it without the rest of the burrito! 

Healthy and Delicious Mexican Cauliflower Rice | Real Food RN
Healthy and Delicious Mexican Cauliflower Rice | Real Food RN

Healthy and Delicious Mexican Cauliflower Rice

This grain-free and gluten-free "rice" is the perfect side dish to any meal, especially your favorite Mexican meals.

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, destemmed finely chopped

Instructions

  • Dice the onion.
  • In a skillet over medium heat cook the onion in coconut oil until the onion is translucent.

  • In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower until it resembles rice.

  • Add cauliflower to the skillet and stir to combine. Add more oil if necessary.

  • Cover the rice and let it cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in cumin, salt, and garlic.

  • Once cooked to desired doneness, add in chopped cilantro and stir to combine.

  • I like to stir in some butter when it is warm for extra flavor. Because: butter!

  • Serve Mexican Cauliflower Rice immediately. If you want to make into burritos: serve with meat or beans and wrap it all up in a tasty grain-free tortillas with your favorite fixins.

Healthy and Delicious Mexican Cauliflower Rice | Real Food RN

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Healthy and Delicious Mexican Cauliflower Rice | Real Food RN

2 Replies to “Healthy and Delicious Mexican Cauliflower Rice”

  1. Looks good! I do something similar – I use avocado oil and chop up two to three chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to give the cauliflower a bit of heat. That’s the only difference and it’s great!

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