Southwest Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Southwest cauliflower rice is a healthy and flavorful side dish that is packed with vegetables and spices. This low-carb alternative to traditional rice is made by pulsing cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles rice grains, then sautéing it with onions, bell peppers, corn, and black beans. The dish is seasoned with a blend of southwest spices, including cumin, chili powder, and paprika, which adds a smoky and spicy flavor. Serve this cauliflower rice as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish for a complete and satisfying meal.

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Southwest Cauliflower Rice

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Ingredients for Southwest Cauliflower Rice Recipe

  • 1/4 Head Cauliflower
  • 1/4 Onion, Diced
  • 1/4 Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1/4 cup Corn Kernels
  • 1/4 cup Black Beans, Rinsed And Drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Paprika
  • 0.13 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.06 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • as required Fresh Cilantro For Garnish

Directions: Southwest Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Cut the cauliflower into florets and pulse in a food processor until it resembles rice grains.
  • STEP 2.In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and sauté onions and bell peppers until softened.
  • STEP 3.Add the cauliflower rice to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • STEP 4.Stir in the corn, black beans, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • STEP 5.Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until heated through.
  • STEP 6.Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use frozen cauliflower rice instead of fresh if desired.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables such as diced tomatoes or zucchini to the dish.
  • For a spicier version, add a diced jalapeno or a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in a skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish, or as a filling for tacos or burritos.
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Recipe By Slurrp