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Easy Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Easy Low Carb Mexican cauliflower rice bowls are easy, Keto friendly (see notes) and packed with protein for a fiesta filled dinner recipe.  They’re perfect for meal prep too!

Easy Low Carb Mexican cauliflower rice bowls are easy, and packed with protein for a fiesta filled dinner recipe.  They're perfect for meal prep too!  See recipe notes for Keto version.  Made with black beans and veggies they're loaded with fiber.

Well guys, I’ve joined the cauliflower rice cult that has seemed to taken over the foodie world.

I mean, low carb, healthy, easy, andddd tastes good???  It’s almost too good to be true, right?  WRONG.

Seriously though, I’m beginning to fall in love with cauliflower rice more and more every time I cook with it.  Once you know how to flavor it the right way, it’s a delicious low carb alternative and super easy to make yourself.

These easy and low carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowls are so yummy I could probably make them once a week and never get sick of them…oh, and by the way, did I mention they’re totally KETO FRIENDLY? (if you minus the black beans and cream sauce).

Easy, healthy, low carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice…that’s what’s up on Taco Tuesday…Ya feel me?

With added veggies, black beans, cheese and an incredibly easy chipotle ranch cream sauce, it’s flavor and protein packed.

These cauliflower rice bowls are perfect for meal prepping too.  You can make them ahead and store in individual containers for lunch or dinner!

You can certainly buy riced cauliflower in the grocery store but feel free to try making it yourself.  You can always freeze any leftovers for future dinners.

How to make cauliflower rice:

To rice the cauliflower, place the cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until it resembles rice.  That’s it!!!

If you don’t own a food processor, go out and buy one ASAP.  Just kidding.(no but really add it to your Christmas list cause they’re such a time saver for TONS of recipes).  You could grate the cauliflower with a box grater, however this takes a lot more time than the food processor and you end up with little cauliflower pieces all over your kitchen.  It’s not the most practical but it’ll do.

How many cups of Cauliflower Rice does one head of cauliflower make?

About 4 cups of cauliflower rice

Can I freeze cauliflower rice?

Yes!  Store uncooked cauliflower rice in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to 6 months.  Defrost and drain out excess liquid before cooking.

How many Carbs/Calories are there in cauliflower rice?

Cauliflower rice has about 5 grams of carbs (3 net carbs) and 25 calories per cup.

Some tips for making these easy low carb cauliflower rice bowls:

  1. If you’re like “EW gross” about the cauliflower you can substitute with quinoa, brown rice, etc.  Just beware this will add more carbs!
  2. You don’t need to follow this recipe exactly.  Feel free to mix it up and add other veggies/types of beans/meat or meatless etc. based on your diet/needs.
  3. If you aren’t keen on making the chipotle ranch sauce, simply swap for light sour cream, Greek yogurt or leave it out completely!
  4. This recipe can easily be converted to Keto friendly by excluding the black beans and chipotle cream sauce.

For another healthy and easy low carb Mexican recipe, try my Healthy Mexican Chicken Foil Packets

For another awesomely delicious cauliflower rice recipe try my Cheesy Pesto Cauliflower Rice Casserole with Chicken & Broccoli

Easy Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowls are a healthy dinner that’s Keto friendly made with ground beef and black beans
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Easy Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Easy Low Carb Mexican cauliflower rice bowls (with a Keto variation), are quick, easy and packed with protein for a fiesta filled delicious dinner.  Topped with a simple chipotle ranch cream sauce…these rice bowls may be low carb but high in flavor and nutrition!
Course Dinner
Keyword Cauliflower, Dinner, Healthy, Lowcarb, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowls

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Meat beef, chicken or turkey
  • 2 TBS Taco Seasoning divided, recipe link in notes
  • 2 TBS Olive Oil divided
  • 1 cup Corn fresh or canned (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 medium Red Onion diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 Zucchini diced
  • 4 cups Riced Cauliflower about 1 head, see recipe notes below
  • 1 cup Black Beans drained and rinsed (exclude for Keto version)
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro chopped, plus more for garnish
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Avocado diced (optional)
  • Salsa for serving (optional)
  • Shredded cheese for serving (optional)

Chipotle Ranch Cream Sauce (optional, exclude for Keto Version)

  • ½ cup light ranch dressing
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce chopped finely


Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowls

  1. Heat pan over medium heat and add 1 TBS olive oil. Add meat and cook, breaking up with spatula until cooked through, mix in 1 TBS taco seasoning. Transfer to plate and set aside.

  2. Return pan back to stove with remaining 1 TBS olive oil, corn, bell pepper, and zucchini. Cook until veggies are softened and corn is slightly browned, about 7-10 minutes.

  3. Add in your riced cauliflower along with black beans, cilantro, lime juice, and remaining 1 TBS Mexican seasoning. Cook additional 3-4 minutes.

  4. Serve in bowls and top with avocado, salsa, cheese and chipotle ranch cream sauce (if desired).

Chipotle Ranch Cream Sauce

  1. Combine ranch and chipotle, mix well.

  2. Spoon on top of Mexican rice bowls.

Recipe Notes

*Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe here.

*For Keto Friendly Version-exclude the black beans and chipotle cream sauce.

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