Mexican Cauliflower Rice 2

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

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Plain cauliflower rice might not be the tastiest side dish out there, but this Mexican Cauliflower Rice packs an extra flavorful punch. It is a great option if you are low carb or grain free.

When making this, use a large non-stick pan. This t-fal is my current favorite! I also started using avocado oil for my cooking oil since it has a higher heat point than most other oils, including olive oil.

If you plan to “rice” the cauliflower yourself, make sure it is completely dry and use a high quality food processor. I use my Blendtec blender sometimes and just lightly pulse small amounts until they are the desired consistency.

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

This flavorful dish is a great low-carb or gluten free option to compliment any dish! Finish it off with a squeeze of lime and a dollop of guacamole.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30
Servings: 4
Calories: 78kcal


  • 1/2 tbsp Avocado or olive oil for cooking
  • 12 ounces of riced cauliflower fresh or frozen
  • 1 – 14.5 oz can of Fired Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Once heated, add riced cauliflower, diced tomatoes, and garlic. Cook until slightly soft, about 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste, cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir until combined and heat on medium for another 3 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.

The Cauliflower Rice goes great with these Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burgers and Guacamole! This was one of my go-to meals during my Whole30. You can check out my Whole30 meal plans, tips, and resources here!

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