Spanish Cauli-Rice Recipe

Holy moly!!! This clean eating Spanish cauli-rice recipe was so amazing! I couldn’t even tell it wasn’t real rice! Seriously. It was incredible.

As some of you may know, I’m working on reducing carbs in my eating plan to help my blood sugar get back into normal ranges. I’m nowhere near as strict as I was last year when I was trying to follow my doctor’s plan, but I’m definitely low carb and loving it! And this cauliflower rice is just one example of why I’m loving this so much.

Spanish Cauli-Rice in a small white bowl.

If you prefer more carbs, you could add some corn to this and enjoy a side of beans. But do give this a try because it was crazy delicious!



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Spanish Cauli-Rice Recipe

Love Spanish rice but don’t love the carbs? Give this low carb, clean eating version a try!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 cups (servings = 1 cup each)
Calories: 156kcal


  • 1 tbsp. oil + more if needed during cooking
  • 2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • salt to taste after cooking


  • In a skillet, warm the oil and then add the cauliflower.
  • Cook until it has almost reached the level of doneness you prefer.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and spices and stir well to combine.
  • Season with salt to taste and serve.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 54.4mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4.8mg

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  1. gwen lindsey says:

    HI.What type of oils can i use?.Olive?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Gwen – Sure! Olive oil will work great here! 🙂

  2. The nutritional info; is this for the whole recipe?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michelle – No. It’s for 1 cup. (1/2 the recipe)

  3. Are you sure it’s tomato paste and not tomato sauce? I feel tomato last would be too thick.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Morgan – That’s how I made it. But use sauce if you prefer.

  4. Thanks so much for adding the Nutrition Facts, it really helps when you dont know how to calculate it and on the Keto. Have a good day????

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Snooky – My pleasure! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂