Spanish Cauliflower Rice

Spanish Cauliflower Rice

Looking for a sneaky way to get some extra veggies into your meal? Spanish Cauliflower Rice is a delicious option. Frozen cauliflower rice and Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix make this “rice-less” side dish a snap to pull together.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total 25 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix (from 1-oz package)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 packages (10 oz each) frozen riced cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds to 1 minute or until fragrant. Add tomato paste; cook and stir 1 minute. Add taco seasoning mix, salt and water; stir to combine.
  2. Add frozen riced cauliflower; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until riced cauliflower is cooked through and all liquid evaporates.
  3. Transfer to serving dish; garnish with cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Green onions also make a nice garnish for this Spanish Cauliflower Rice.
  • Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable in the same family as cabbage, broccoli, kale and others.
  • Cauliflower rice is quick and easy to make and gives you an extra helping of vegetables, too!


1 Serving Calories 60 (Calories from Fat 20); Total Fat 2.5g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 290mg; Total Carbohydrate 7g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 2g); Protein 2g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 2%; Iron 4%;
Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 0.5 

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