Spanish Cauliflower Rice

BY : PUBLISHED : July 15th, 2013 UPDATED: November 14th, 2021

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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Spanish Cauliflower Rice

Terrence Paschal
This dish is great in a burrito or as a side dish.  It takes no time to make and is really easy. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 60 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 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


  • Chop cauliflower into chunks.
  • Place cauliflower in food processor, and let it run until the cauliflower has been diced up. It will look like rice.
  • Heat a non stick or pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Add cauliflower and spices. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add salsa to cauliflower and cook for 5 more minutes. Or until salsa has been absorbed and the cauliflower is not mushy.
  • Remove from pan and enjoy!


Calories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 511mgPotassium: 641mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 467IUVitamin C: 71mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cauliflower rice, gf, gluten free, glutenfree, mexican, oil free, plant-based, salsa, spanish cauliflower rice, spanish rice
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About Terrence Paschal

Plant based food, micro brews, punk rock, and running are what I am about.

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