Mexican Cauliflower Rice

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94 CALORIES 12g CARBS 4g FAT 4g PROTEIN
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(2 PointsPlus®)
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.

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The Recipe

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 25 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 U jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth (vegetable broth)
  • 1 U bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

  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.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup (220g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94
Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 126mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 4g
14%
Sugars 5g
Protein 4g

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

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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