Cauliflower Rice
Side Dishes

Cauliflower Mexican Rice

I’ve mentioned before that Mexican food is just about my favorite. We’ve found a few different ways to replace tacos with low carb options (more recipes to come), but we’ve had a hard time finding a replacement for rice. That is… until we found cauliflower rice.


mexican rice


Cauliflower rice is great, but let’s be honest: it’s not rice. The flavor of cauliflower is really strong and it’s hard to convince yourself that you are not, in fact, eating a vegetable.

I’ve tried cauli rice with just about everything. Cheese, garlic cream sauce, parmesan… nothing tastes quite right. Until I did it with the ingredients of Mexican rice.


cauliflower rice


We have a recipe for normal Mexican rice that you can find here. It’s super delicious and super simple! This recipe is just as simple and changes out the rice for cauliflower rice.

You can either do this recipe with fresh cauliflower or frozen riced cauliflower. Personally, I prefer to do it with frozen riced cauliflower because it’s a whole lot easier. Grating cauliflower can be a real pain! But I understand the want for fresh veggies!

Let’s get started.

Cauliflower Rice


Mexican Cauliflower Rice

This Mexican cauliflower rice is delicious and you can almost convince  yourself that you're not eating low carb! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3


  • 1 package frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt to taste


  1. Begin by cooking the frozen riced cauliflower by the bag instructions. If it is a steamer, go ahead and cook it in the microwave.

  2. In a large frying pan, melt butter and add garlic. Brown garlic until fragrant. 

  3. Add tomato sauce and cumin. Stir well.

  4. Add riced cauliflower and mix well. 

  5. Cook covered on medium for five minutes.

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