Mexican Style Cauliflower Rice

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One of the things I always loved about eating Mexican food was the rice! It was soft, fluffy, and had the best flavor! I’ve really missed it since cutting carbs and eating keto. Don’t get me wrong, tacos by themselves are better than no tacos but having a low carb side (that isn’t salad) just takes them to the next level!

Obviously regular rice is not on a ketogenic menu so in this recipe, we use cauliflower rice. I’ve seen it packaged in the produce section, labeled as “cauliflower pearls”, or in the frozen foods section. I used Green Giant Cauliflower Rice with Veggies (no, this isn’t a sponsored post). You can also make your own cauliflower rice by shredding a head of cauliflower in a food processor.

The secret ingredient in this dish is sazon seasoning. You can find it in the ethnic foods section of your grocery store. It’s a blend of Hispanic spices and will give your rice that orange color you see in Mexican restaurants.


I kept my dish relatively mild because my kiddos don’t like spicy foods. You can certainly kick up the heat with jalapenos, extra hot Rotel, or adding cayenne pepper.

There isn’t much cooking involved with this dish either. You can have it going while you cook your taco meat and everything should be ready about the same time! I top mine with queso and hot salsa because I like to be extra like that!



Mexican Cauliflower Rice

August 23, 2017
: 4
: 5 min
: 15 min
: 20 min
: Easy


  • 1 12 oz package Green Giant Cauliflower rice medley
  • 1/2 can rotel tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 pkg Sazon seasoning
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Melt butter over MED heat in nonstick skillet.
  • 2 Stir in cauliflower rice. Let cook 5-6 minutes until the cauliflower begins to soften. If using fresh cauliflower, this will not take as long.
  • 3 Add rotel tomatoes, Sazon packet, and salt and stir to combine. Let cook 1-2 minutes.
  • 4 Add the chicken stock and stir. Let simmer until all of the stock is absorbed into the rice.
  • 5 Fluff with fork and serve. Garnish with cilantro if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Please note that macros were calculated using My Fitness Pal and the brands referenced. Altering ingredients or brands can change the macros for the recipe. Please verify your macros in a tracker to insure accuracy.

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