Spanish Cauliflower Rice

Spanish Cauliflower Rice makes this staple of Mexican food available to those on a low carb or grain free diet.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Keto, Low Carb, Mexican, Spanish
Keyword low carb Mexican side dish, Spanish Cauilflower rice
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 67 kcal
Author Robin Gagnon


  • 12 oz frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 tbs oil avocado, coconut, olive oil or ghee
  • 1/2 medium onion diced (approximately 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or one clove of garlic minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste


  1. Gather your ingredients and a large skillet. There is no need to thaw the frozen riced cauliflower, it is actually easier to get out of the bag if you don't.
  2. Place skillet over medium high heat and pour in the oil.
  3. Once the oil is hot, toss in the onions and spices. Stir to coat, then add the paste and riced cauliflower. Mix well then cover.
  4. Cook for about about 10 minutes, stirring several times while the cauliflower rice cooks.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

8 carbs - 2 fiber = 6 net carbs

(swapping onions for 1/2 tsp of onion powder and reducing tomato paste by half will lower the net carbs to 4g)

As always nutrition data is only provided as an estimate.

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Cauliflower Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 196IU4%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.