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Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Wowsa…Y’all really love the cauliflower rice. After the recent Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe, lots of requests came in for other ways to mix up this healthy side dish. Craving Mexican Rice a couple of nights ago but not wanting to tack on too many more points/calories to my meal, I ended up whipping up this simple version of a traditional Mexican rice with cauliflower rice. I left out the peas since they are pretty carbohydrate heavy for folks on a low-carb diet, but you could easily work them back in. Also one tip if you find yourself eating cauliflower rice a lot is to make up a big batch and freeze it. It can be slightly annoying to make so tackle a big batch in one sitting and then freeze individual or family size portions for a quick side dish.

Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 cup “rice”
Nutritional Information: 145 calories, 4.2g of fat, 13.7g of carbohydrates, 5g of fiber, 6.1g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 2 *


  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced OR 4 tbsp. green pepper, minced
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Chop the cauliflower and add it to a food processor. Pulse until small and rice like. This may take a few rounds depending on the size of your food processor.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5-7 minutes until it begins to soften. Add the garlic, carrots, and pepper. Cook for 4 minutes more until carrots begin to soften.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste.
  4. Stir in the cauliflower rice.
  5. Add the chicken broth, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and cauliflower is soft.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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