I love cauliflower and I cook it inso many ways. Recently I discovered the so called cauliflower rice trend and I couldn’t believe I had not thought of it myself. So clever! This cooking method really transforms the cauliflower and delivers almost the exact same experience as eating actual rice but without the carbs. Yaasss!
I like to eat this dish by itself but is also a great side dish for grilled chicken, it goes really well on a burrito, and on shrimp tacos.Yum, yum! This is a fresh and satisfying recipe that you will keep on your list of favorites. Promise!
Making cauliflower rice is simple. You can use a grater or even better a food processor, to get the cauliflower into ity bitty pieces that resemble rice grains. Then you simply cook it for 10 minutes and is ready!
Cauliflower rice on its own is really good, a touch of salt and done. But of course dressing it up is not only more fun, but also so much more delicious, like this recipe.
This Mexican rendition is my favorite. I’ve made it with red beans, black beans, and corn. I want to try it with red peppers and tomatoes one day too. The combinations and ingredients you can use to make this recipe tasty are endless, but the key ingredient to give it that Mexican flair is the Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix. A hint of this seasoning helps burst all the other flavors in this recipe.
- 1 large head cauliflower
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small jalapeño, small diced
- 1 can black beans, rinsed
- ½ (1 oz) package Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
- 1 handful cilantro, rough chopped
- Juice of ½ lime
- Salt to taste
- Remove the stem of the cauliflower and cut into small florets.
- Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse in batches until the cauliflower is the size of rice grains. Set aside.
- Add olive oil to a large pan over medium heat, stir the garlic until fragrant for about 1 minute or less, add the jalapeño, beans and Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix.
- Add cauliflower and keep mixing until it’s all well coated.
- Bring the heat to medium low and cover. Let it cook for about 10 minutes
- Uncover and taste the cauliflower to test its doneness and taste. Adjust salt level to taste and remove from pan once the texture is to you liking.
- Before serving toss in the cilantro and lime juice.
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