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Mexican Fiesta Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower 'rice' is all the rage and there's no question why.  It's a great alternative to traditional rice for those wishing for a grain-free option or to get more vegetables into their meals.  The bold Mexican flavors make this recipe a favorite for everything from a side dish to main for building a delicious bowl recipe.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mexican cauliflower rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 72 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 large head Cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 medium Red Onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 large Garlic Clove
  • 1/2 medium Sweet Pepper (any color) chopped
  • 1 small Jalapeno Pepper stem removed, seeds scrapped out (and discarded), diced
  • 1 cup Corn Kernels fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 1 cup fresh chopped Tomato
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon Kosher Salt to taste


  1. Cut the cauliflower head into quarters. Cut off the bottom stalk, cut out any stalk inside the cauliflower head and break or cut into florets. Process 2-3 batches through a food processor processing the cauliflower into rice or couscous size pieces. TIP: doing this in batches ensures the cauliflower will end up uniform in size.

  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil. When hot add the onion and sauté until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and sauté 2 minutes more or until garlic is fragrant.

  3. Add the remaining vegetables and spices. Sauté to coat all the vegetables and allow to cook, covered stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is cooked (about 5 minutes). Add salt to taste.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Fiesta Cauliflower Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 247mg10%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.