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.
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

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat cook the onion in coconut oil until the onion is translucent.
  3. In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower until it resembles rice.
  4. Add cauliflower to the skillet and stir to combine. Add more oil if necessary.
  5. Cover the rice and let it cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add in cumin, salt, and garlic.
  7. Once cooked to desired doneness, add in chopped cilantro and stir to combine.
  8. I like to stir in some butter when it is warm for extra flavor. Because: butter!
  9. 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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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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