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Mexican Fiesta Cauliflower Rice [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Recently, cauliflower rice has exploded in popularity and it's no surprise why. Riced cauliflower is a delicious alternative for those looking to cut back on grains or even for those who want to get a little more creative with their veggies. Try this easy five-ingredient, two-step Mexican-inspired recipe that puts a flavorful spin on this popular item!

Mexican Fiesta Cauliflower Rice [Vegan, Gluten-Free]





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For the Cauliflower Rice:

  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 1 chili, seeded and cut into small pieces (optional)
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Black Beans:

  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 1 14-ounce can black beans, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced


  1. Put the cauliflower florets in a high-speed blender or food processor and pulse until you have rice-like bits.
  2. Heat a skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil and fry the cauliflower rice with garlic and season with salt and pepper. While the florets are frying heat another small skillet, add 1 tablespoon of oil, drained black beans, and garlic to the pan.
  3. When everything is done assemble in bowls, garnish with the chili (optional) and cilantro.

Nutrional Information

Total Calories: 886 | Total Carbs: 102 g | Total Fat: 42 g | Total Protein: 35 g | Total Sodium: 403 g | Total Sugar: 16 g

Per Serving: Calories: 74 | Carbs: 9 g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 3 g | Sodium: 34 mg | Sugar: 1 g

Calculation not including salt and pepper to taste.





Always simple, always gluten-free, always scrumptious! Florian Nouh is the recipe developer, photographer, and cook behind Contentedness Cooking. I'm a food enthusiast who loves creating vegan and gluten-free recipes. The recipes on Contentedness Cooking range from fruity breakfasts to hearty lunches, from delicious dinners to scrumptious desserts – there is something for everyone, all easy to make by home cooks without the need for special equipment. It’s all about natural ingredients, healthy choices, and embracing creativity.



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