Mexican Cauliflower Fried Rice 

Mexican Cauliflower Fried Rice

This Mexican Cauliflower Rice is packed with veggies, protein, and lots of flavor and spice! It’s topped with an easy guacamole and chipotle ranch sauce for a tasty, filling meal.

Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 oz riced cauliflower about 1 head, just shy of 4 cups
  • 1 lb ground beef turkey, chicken, or pork
  • 1 tsp  sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce (I like Franks)
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 can chopped green chilies, mild
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • 1/2 cup homemade chipotle ranch dip if desired (see recipe below)
  • Guacamole if desired (see recipe below)

Homemade chipotle ranch dip

  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp chipotle or regular chili powder
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Optional salt to taste

Easy Guacamole Recipe:

  • 1 large ripe avocado or 2 small, mashed
  • 2-3 Tbsp onion finely minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1-2 Tsp. hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro plus more for garnish

Directions:

  1. Prepare the chipotle ranch, cover and chill until ready to serve.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add ground meat to skillet and sprinkle with salt and spices. (salt through hot sauce)
  3. Once browned, add onion, red pepper and stir, cook about 45 seconds until softened.
  4. Add chopped green chilies, garlic, and hot sauce and continue to cook another 45 seconds to heat through.
  5. Add cauli rice and stir to coat, then cover skillet for 30 seconds to soften cauliflower, remove from heat.
  6. Before serving, mash together all the guacamole ingredients in a bowl.
  7. To serve fried rice, top with extra cilantro, chipotle ranch and guacamole.
  8. Enjoy!