Spanish Cauliflower Rice + More Healthy Side Dishes with Cauliflower Rice

Feb 26 2019
Rice is a convenient and versatile side dish, but you don’t get a lot of it (or a lot of satisfaction) for the calorie count. This veggie-based twist on a classic is a perfect companion to countless center-plate entrées… like these Inside-Out Chicken Enchiladas!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Zesty Spanish Cauliflower Rice Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 100 calories, 0.5g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 571mg sodium, 21g carbs, 6g fiber, 9.5g sugars, 5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 0*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 0*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 0*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes


4 cups riced cauliflower (or 5 cups roughly chopped cauliflower)

1 cup chopped bell pepper

1 cup chopped onion

One 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes (not drained)

1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

2 tbsp. tomato paste

1 tbsp. chopped garlic

1 tbsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. lime juice

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. salt, or more to taste


If starting with roughly chopped cauliflower, pulse in a blender until reduced to rice-sized pieces, working in batches as needed.

Bring an extra-large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add pepper and onion. Cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients, including riced cauliflower, and mix well. Bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 6 minutes.

Remove lid. Cook and stir until cauliflower is tender and liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.


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