Keto Mexican Mixed Rice

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  • prep time

    prep time

    12 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    12 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    24 min

Keto Mexican Mixed Rice

This Mexican inspired Keto rice is loaded with low carb veggies, aromatic herbs and spices and finished with Keto-friendly toppings to serve. This quick and easy rice makes for a great side to your favorite Mexican mains. This recipe can easily be made Paleo and vegan and is loaded with hidden veggies - perfect for kids. A simple, crowd-pleasing side the whole family can enjoy!

How to Make Keto Mexican Rice

Cauliflower is the most common low carb substitution for regular rice on a Keto diet. This recipe uses both riced broccoli and cauliflower to create a mixed low carb rice that’s also super healthy. We have taken inspiration from traditional Mexican rice dishes and packed our mixed Keto-friendly rice with spices, onion, garlic, tomato and juicy bell peppers. For added Keto-friendly fats and flavor we have served our rice with a topping of grated cheddar cheese, creamy diced avocado, fresh cilantro and diced scallions.

Serving Suggestions

This flavorful low carb rice makes a great side to Keto Mexican mains. Perfect with pulled pork, in a Keto burrito bowl, or alongside shrimp fajitas. To make this Keto side dish Paleo, you can simply omit the cheese. For vegan, you can omit the cheese or sub for a Keto-friendly vegan cheese. This Keto rice is also a great option for getting extra veggies on your plate with minimal effort - perfect for kids!

  • Net Carbs

    4.9 g

  • Fiber

    5.9 g

  • Total Carbs

    10.9 g

  • Protein

    6.4 g

  • Fats

    12.5 g

174 cals

Keto Mexican Mixed Rice

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  • Cherry Tomato

    Cherry Tomato

    3 cherry

  • Broccoli Florets

    Broccoli Florets

    2 cups

  • Scallions


    2 medium - 4 1/8" long

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Cilantro


    1 tablespoon

  • Cauliflower Rice

    Cauliflower Rice

    1 cup

  • Lime Zest

    Lime Zest

    1 teaspoon

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Vegetable Broth, Bouillon Or Consomme

    Vegetable Broth, Bouillon Or Consomme

    1 cup

  • Red Onion

    Red Onion

    1 tablespoon

  • Gourmet Collection Smoked Paprika by Mccormick

    Gourmet Collection Smoked Paprika by Mccormick

    1 teaspoon

  • Chili Powder

    Chili Powder

    ½ teaspoon

  • Ground Coriander

    Ground Coriander

    ½ teaspoon

  • Cumin, Ground

    Cumin, Ground

    ½ teaspoon

  • Red Bell Peppers, Raw

    Red Bell Peppers, Raw

    ½ medium - 2 1/2" diameter x 2 3/4"

  • Green Bell Pepper

    Green Bell Pepper

    ½ small

  • Avocado


    ½ each

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    ¼ cup, grated

Recipe Steps

steps 4

24 min

  • Step 1

    Heat the olive oil in a skillet over a low/medium heat. Finely dice the tomatoes, bell peppers and onion and crush the garlic. Add the prepared vegetables to the skillet. Stir well to combine and sweat gently for 2-3 minutes to soften.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    While the vegetables are cooking, you can prepare the broccoli rice. Simply wash the broccoli and trim the tips of the florets with kitchen scissors into a bowl. Trimming the florets will give you perfect rice-sized pieces. Add the broccoli and cauliflower rice to the skillet. Add the lime zest, paprika, chili powder, coriander and cumin. Stir well to combine, and pan-fry gently for a minute until fragrant. You may adjust the level of spices as required to suit your own personal tastes. Be sure to adjust your macros accordingly for any changes you make.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the vegetable stock to the skillet. Bring up to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer the rice for 5-6 minutes or until the stock has all evaporated. You may wish to add salt and pepper to the stock as desired. This will depend on the level of seasoning in your stock.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Transfer the cooked Keto rice to a large serving bowl. Dice the avocado and roughly chop the cilantro and scallions. Scatter the grated cheese over the top of the rice and garnish with the avocado, cilantro and scallions to serve.
    Step 4