Spanish Cauliflower Rice

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m

I had some cauliflower in the fridge and was not sure what to do with it.  I decided to throw this rice together and throw it in a burrito with some other veggies.  This dish is great in a burrito or as a side dish.  It takes no time to make and is really easy.  You can use any type of salsa you like.  Home made or store bought.  Just make sure it is a chunky style. You can also add other things to this rice.  Black beans, onions, bell peppers would all be great.  Enjoy!

Estimated Cost Per Serving: $.56

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  • 1 Head of Cauliflower
  • 1 Cup of Chunky Salsa
  • 1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder


Step 1

Chop cauliflower into chunks.

Step 2

Place cauliflower in food processor, and let it run until the cauliflower has been diced up. It will look like rice.

Step 3

Heat a non stick or pan coated with cooking spray.

Step 4

Add cauliflower and spices. Cook for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Add salsa to cauliflower and cook for 5 more minutes. Or until salsa has been absorbed and the cauliflower is not mushy.

Step 6

Remove from pan and enjoy!

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Comments (3)

  1. posted by Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl on July 15, 2013

    YUM! I am obsessed with cauliflower rice, and I am loving the sound of this spicy version. Thanks for sharing :).

  2. posted by Martha Maudsley on July 9, 2017

    Love the idea over using salsa. I’ll also throw in a can of beans.


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