This Mexican Cauliflower Rice was the cauliflower rice recipe that finally got me on the cauliflower rice bandwagon. It’s now one of my favorite healthy rice options.
Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a healthy cauli-rice with zesty spices, shredded cheese and a twist of lemon. The perfect low-carb Mexican side dish!
Have you had cauliflower rice? While I was hesitant to try it at first I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. When cooked just right, riced cauliflower really does look, feel and taste like white rice. The bonus is, of course, that it’s much healthier for you than white rice.
What I will share with you is that after making my own cauliflower rice from scratch once, I will never do it again. It is a major pain in the butt and challenging to get to the perfect texture.
I’m not afraid of challenge in the kitchen once in a while but I also like to keep things simple when possible.
Now I buy it frozen and I’ve never had an issue! Since it isn’t like regular rice, soaking up liquid for flavor, you don’t really lose much by buying it frozen.
Then it just needs a little sprucing up for flavor. Let’s face it, any plain cauliflower rice recipe is pretty tasteless and boring, just like (in my opinion, anyway), regular white rice.
This Mexican Cauliflower Rice is the exact opposite of tasteless and boring, with only a few extra ingredients. It’s seasoned with spices that you likely already have in your cupboard, especially if you’re a fan of Mexican food, along with a few added veggies.
And, of course, cheddar cheese, the most important ingredient in this cheesy cauliflower rice recipe.
Even with the cheese, Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a healthy side dish. Cauliflower rice has the same health benefits as cauliflower and is, therefore, a much healthier option to traditional white rice, before the addition of corn and peas.
This is a great side dish for Mexican night but can also be served as a side dish to chicken or steak any night of the week. This Mexican Cauliflower Rice recipe is one of my favorite ways to sneak veggies into a meal. Even people who don’t like cauliflower eat it up because it truly does taste like a cheesy white rice.
Since you like this Mexican Cauliflower Rice, you may like these other easy cauliflower recipes:
- 3 cups cauliflower rice , cooked*
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup cheddar cheese , finely shredded
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup peas , cooked
- 1 cup corn , cooked
In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, turmeric, fine sea salt and coriander. Set aside.
Toss cooked cauliflower rice with vegetable oil and lemon juice.
Add dry spice mix, tossing to coat.
Toss in cheddar cheese cooked peas and corn. Try to toss the mixture instead of stirring to prevent the mixture from getting mushy.
If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!