This spanish cauliflower rice is made in just one pan with frozen cauliflower rice and a few other simple and cheap ingredients including a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. It’s a fabulous compliment to any Mexican inspired dish, especially if you’re watching your carbs.
And, you don’t have to be on a low carb diet to enjoy this yummy recipe! You could seriously trick your family into thinking it’s actual rice. But, little will they know that it’s just healthy veggies packed full of fiber disguised as spanish rice. Sneaky!
Simple To Make With Frozen Cauliflower Rice
Easy Low Carb Spanish Cauliflower Rice Side Dish Ideas
This simple side dish pairs well with so many Mexican inspired dishes. It’s the perfect healthy replacement to rice! You could simply add some protein to this “rice” with chicken or steak, and then call it a meal. A little shredded cheese couldn’t hurt, either. Here are some other ways to serve this easy side dish:
- Stuff it into homemade tacos or burritos.
- Make a homemade burrito bowl by adding chicken or steak with avocado, cheese and sour cream.
- Serve it with enchiladas.
- Toss it into a Mexican inspired salad.
- Serve it with this Cheesy Fajita Baked Chicken
- or these Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Add some nutrition to this Taco Lasagna or these Taco Stuffed Shells
- Use this Homemade Keto Tortilla Recipe to make low carb quesadillas or tacos.
No matter how you serve it, this low carb and healthy spanish rice is super quick and easy to make in just one pan with frozen cauliflower rice. You can make it as spicy or as mild as you’d like, and customize it with anything you have on hand such as cilantro, green onion or shredded cheese.
A quick and easy side dish that pairs well with any Mexican inspired meal.
If you're looking for low carb side dish recipes, this spanish cauliflower rice pairs well with any Mexican inspired meal! And, it's super quick and easy to make in just one pan thanks to frozen cauliflower rice. It's also healthy, yummy and packed full of fiber. What more could you ask for? Your entire family will love this simple veggie side dish recipe!
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 (10oz) bag frozen cauliflower rice
- 1 (10oz) can diced tomatoes & green chiles (drained)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
Microwave the frozen cauliflower rice according to the package instructions; open the bag to vent and set aside.
In a skillet over medium heat, sauté the diced onion with the olive oil for about 5 minutes or until tender.
Add the cooked cauliflower rice, can of tomatoes, garlic powder, cumin and chili powder to the pan. Stir well and allow the flavors to absorb into the cauliflower rice for about 5 minutes.
Do a taste test and add salt & pepper as desired.
Serve warm and keep any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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