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Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

I hate to sound spoiled by modern conveniences, but what would we do without cauliflower rice? So many cultures around the world serve their cuisine with a side of rice, or rice as the main ingredient itself. Going keto and inherently grain free could close a lot of doors in the way of variety, so in my opinion cauliflower rice is golden.

The best part is cauliflower rice, or riced cauliflower, is more readily available now than it has ever been. When the paleo diet started to take off, I saw a recipe for cauliflower rice and gave it a try. I started off by dropping a whole head of cauliflower in a blender, and ended up making more of a puree than anything resembling rice. Trader Joe’s was the first grocery store I saw to carry cauliflower rice and actually finding it in stores was like locating the Ark of the Covenant or the Holy Grail (cue the Indiana Jones theme music!)

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Cauliflower is also a super nutritious… when you think of vitamin C, you probably think of oranges, but cauliflower is absolutely packed with vitamin C and K.  It is also a great source of antioxidants, fiber, and has the ability to fight inflammation and boost cardiovascular and brain health.  Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family's long with broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage.  As one of my favorite authors, Mark Twain, once said, “A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” I’m not sure what that means, but I also love cabbage, and there are just too many nutritional benefits of cauliflower to be ignored.

Check out the links below for more information on the amazing health benefits of cauliflower:

28 Science-Baked Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Top 8 Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Worlds Healthiest Foods - Cauliflower

Serves: 8

Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

This EASY Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a super simple low-carb side dish the entire family will love. Serve with grilled steak, chicken, or shrimp!

prep time: 15 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 25 mins

ingredients:

1 tablespoon avocado oil 
1/4 cup minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
24 ounces cauliflower rice (we use frozen Trader Joe's)
1 (14.5 oz) can Rotel 
Salt, to taste

Toppings:
2 tablespoons minced cilantro 
1 sliced lime
1 jalapeño, sliced
1 avocado, diced or sliced
6 tablespoons sour cream 

instructions

1. Heat the oil in a 10.5" cast iron skillet. Once hot add in the onion and garlic, cooking 1 minute just until starting to soften. Add in the spices and cook, stirring, another 15-30 seconds until fragrant. 

2. Add in the cauliflower rice, stir to combine and cook another 3-5 minutes until most of the moisture has evaporated. 

3. Add in the Rotel and stir, cook another minute or so. Season with salt to taste and top with any desired toppings before serving. 

NOTES:

Nutritional information includes toppings

calories

111

fat (grams)

7.7

sat. fat (grams)

1.9

carbs (grams)

9.9

net carbs

5.2

protein (grams)

2.8

sugar (grams)

3.3
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