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 Time 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 from 1 container (6.25 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 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!


  • About 2/3 Cup Calories 60 (Calories from Fat 20);  Total Fat 2 1/2g (Saturated Fat 0g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 0mg;  Sodium 290mg;  Potassium 200mg;  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: 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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