Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Hey guys it’s Mexican Cauliflower Rice MONDAY!!! Oh you didn’t know that was a thing? Well I just decided it’s a thing. After last week’s sweet potato toast week I just want every day to be themed I think. But I am super pumped to share this recipe with you because it is one that I was thinking of ever since Vital Proteins (my fave collagen company) came out with their new Bone Broth Collagen powder! Over the last month or so I have been limiting my coffee a bit and just trying not to have it every day. I know coffee can mess with adrenals and cortisol levels so I just wanted to back off a tad as I was coming to rely on it too much/ having 2-3 cups a day then not sleeping great. Now I have it sometimes during the week and then usually on weekends. In turn, my collagen consumption wasn’t as automatic as it is when I put it in my coffee! I try to have tea and add it in there but sometimes just forget all around. SO I have been trying to add it to other dishes when I can so I don’t loose my smooth skin which it has given me!
To be honest I never jumped on the drinking bone broth straight up train. I know there were benefits, aka -collagen which I already have covered, and the savory sipping just wasn’t my jam. But putting broth into dishes is a whole other story!! This is honestly why I love this powdered bone broth. Do you know how many times I have opened a carton of chicken broth, used a cup, just to have the rest spoil because you have to use it within 7-10 days of opening?! It’s the worst. So now I have my tub of Vital Proteins to turn to when I need that chickeny flavor added to a meal! You can mix it with water to make your broth for sauces and such but for this recipe I just added it straight into a tomato sauce mixture to replicate mexican rice. I don’t know if you have had authentic mexican rice but it is unreal! It usually calls for bouillon to add that savory salty flavor so that is what I knew would be great for the bone broth to come in! This simple side dish would be a great base for a burrito bowl and is totally Whole30 compliant. YAY!
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We have loads more Cauliflower recipes for you to try:
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Mexican Cauliflower Rice
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 20 ounces cauliflower rice (frozen or fresh)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Bone Broth
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- Salt to taste
- Place a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil to the pan then cauliflower rice.
- Cook, stirring occasionally until rice is cooked through.
- While cauliflower is cooking, combine tomato sauce, Vital Proteins Bone Broth, garlic powder and chili powder in a small bowl.
- Once rice is done, pour in tomato mixture and stir to combine. Cook for another minute then salt to taste.
- Garnish with cilantro if desired!
I love your recipes! And I’m sure this one will not disappoint! Riced cauliflower is my new jam! However, that bone broth powder is a bit pricy. Is there a substitute? How much actual broth would add to the recipe? Thanks a bunch!
Thanks Kim!! Well real broth would add too much liquid to the mix so either only add 1 tablespoon of it or try to find a healthy bouillon and use about 1 teaspoon!
So how much cauliflower did you use I have a frozen bag of it riced do I use the whole bag? It’s looks like about a cup is what you used is that correct?
It is actually about 4 cups of cauliflower rice!
Is there something else I can use instead of the scoop Vital Proteins Bone Broth?
If you have bouillon cubes you can put half of one in there but it is just not as clean!
I make the it, but i cook it the way I make the regular Mexican Rice. I saute’ chopped onions, in the olive oil, add salt and pepper, add chopped tomato and saute’ that. Then I add Chicken Broth, and Powdered Garlic and Powdered Cumin. I add the Cauliflower Rice and Tomato Sauce and let the Cauliflower cook…. That’s it ! Super ! Tastes like the real thing !