Keto Spanish Cauliflower Rice

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    10 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    15 min

Keto Spanish Cauliflower Rice

27 ratings

Spanish cauliflower rice is full of smoky flavor, is a little spicy, and is a tad crunchy too. This recipe has the perfect amount of sauteed onion, carrot, and jalapeno to enhance the flavors of the spiced cauliflower rice. A generous sprinkle of fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice makes the side dish vibrant and pretty to look at too!

  • Net Carbs

    3.7 g

  • Fiber

    3.7 g

  • Total Carbs

    7.3 g

  • Protein

    2.6 g

  • Fats

    4.5 g

73 cals

Keto Spanish Cauliflower Rice

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  • Yellow Onions

    Yellow Onions

    ⅛ cup, chopped

  • Carrots Raw

    Carrots Raw

    ¼ cup, chopped

  • Jalapeno Peppers

    Jalapeno Peppers

    1 pepper

  • Butter


    1 tablespoon

  • Cauliflower Rice

    Cauliflower Rice

    2 cup

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Spices Paprika

    Spices Paprika

    ½ tsp

  • Spices Cumin Seed

    Spices Cumin Seed

    ¾ tsp

  • Cayenne Pepper

    Cayenne Pepper

    ¼ tsp

  • Cilantro, Raw, Coriander Leaves

    Cilantro, Raw, Coriander Leaves

    1-½ tablespoon

  • Lime Juice Raw

    Lime Juice Raw

    1 wedge yields

Recipe Steps

steps 3

15 min

  • Step 1

    Prepare the ingredients by dicing the onion, carrots, and jalapeno into tiny pieces. Melt the butter in a wide pan on medium heat, and toss in the veggies. Cover the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the ingredients are tender.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Stir in the cauliflower rice, salt, paprika, cumin, and cayenne. Cook the ingredients, uncovered, until the “rice” is soft and hot - about 3-4 minutes.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    In the last stage of cooking, chop and stir in the cilantro. Transfer the Spanish cauliflower rice to a serving dish, and squeeze fresh lime juice over it. Enjoy!

Comments 21

  • Aiming2lose

    Aiming2lose 2 years ago


    • RebelRose1957

      RebelRose1957 2 years ago

      This gave me an idea for my own spicy rice! No carrot or jalapeno; used yellow bell pepper and zucchini and added added a tablespoon of srachira instead of the spices. Viola!

      • Michelle

        Michelle 2 years ago

        This was so good! I don't think I can ever go back to plain cauliflower rice.

        • Valderca

          Valderca 4 years ago

          Absolutely delucious, I added Goya tomato cilantro seasoning for authentic spanish rice color

          • Fatfree

            Fatfree 4 years ago

            Doesn’t Spanish Rice usually have tomatoes?

            • Khlosnana

              Khlosnana 3 years ago

              The recipe above says it is only three net carbs?

            • recipewriter

              recipewriter 4 years ago

              You could include tomatoes at your discretion. Please note that 1 serving of this recipe is already 7g carbs.

          • Sals

            Sals 4 years ago

            This is great swapped carrot for red bell pepper & added garlic. cayenne & red chilli. Its lovely!

            • S0ulange1

              S0ulange1 5 years ago

              I left out jalapeno and used 2 dashes of cayenne pepper, I also lightly browned the cauliflower rice in butter. Delicious and filling!

              • Cristina

                Cristina 5 years ago

                Easy and tasty!!

                • Kellie

                  Kellie 5 years ago

                  Is there a way to calculate the macros if I want to take the carrots out? Thanks

                  • recipewriter

                    recipewriter 5 years ago

                    The carrots only account for 2g carbs in the whole recipe. Hope this helps!

                • Sshuskerfan

                  Sshuskerfan 5 years ago

                  So easy and good, I had it with Keto Lemon Butter Paprika Shrimp!

                  • Anonymous

                    Anonymous 5 years ago

                    Very nice and easy to make I had it with chicken wings 💞

                    • KnyvLee

                      KnyvLee 5 years ago

                      Vegs burned, very spicy, so use a small pepper (mine was at least 2 inches) and scrape out the seeds

                      • KnyvLee

                        KnyvLee 5 years ago

                        Vegs burned, very spicy

                        • SB

                          SB 5 years ago

                          Very easy to make and tastes great!

                          • Luke1960

                            Luke1960 5 years ago

                            Yum and super easy! I too added cooked chicken to make it an easy week night dinner😊

                            • Danaemc

                              Danaemc 6 years ago

                              Than you for the receipt. I love it, just added chicken to the rice

                              • Kristina

                                Kristina 6 years ago

                                Love this recipe. Make at least twice a month. And I make a big batch for lots of leftovers. 😋

                                • lisanita0965

                                  lisanita0965 6 years ago

                                  Can’t wait to try this!!