Mexican Spiced Cauliflower Rice
5 from 3 votes

Mexican Spiced Cauliflower Rice

Full of flavour, but low in carbs and calories, this Mexican Spiced Cauliflower Rice, turns the humble cauliflower into something rather spectacular! You can eat this as a main course in its own right, or serve as a side dish with all your Mexican favourites. (Serves 4 as a main, 6-8 as a side)

Recipe Type Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Serves 8 people
Calories 130 kcal
Author Eb Gargano


  • 2 tablespoons olive, rapeseed or coconut oil
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cauliflower riced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed or grated
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 200 g tin sweetcorn
  • 400 g tin kidney beans (or black beans)
  • 3 spring onions/green onions diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander/cilantro plus extra for garnish


  1. Place the oil in a wok or large frying pan and add the diced red pepper, fry for 5 minutes on medium until softened.
  2. Add the cauliflower, garlic, cumin, paprika and salt, and stir fry for 3 minutes, then add the sweetcorn, kidney beans, and spring onions and stir fry for 3 more minutes, or until everything is warm.
  3. Squeeze in the juice of a lime and then scatter over the coriander and stir in gently, remove from the heat and serve, garnished with a little more coriander.


Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Spiced Cauliflower Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 347mg10%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 790IU16%
Vitamin C 27.6mg33%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.