Taco Tuesday is a weekly dinner tradition in our home and slowly, I’m making all of our standard elements for it keto. While my kids still use traditional flour tortillas for theirs (while I either opt for a lettuce wrap or low-carb tortilla), they now love this Spanish Cauliflower Rice recipe as a substitute to “real” rice.

Sometimes we’ll skip the tomato paste and go for a Chipotle-inspired cilantro-lime cauliflower rice by simply adding the juice of half a lime to this recipe – either way, it’s delicious for taco night or as the base to a Mexican bowl with ground turkey, avocado and crema on top!

Spanish Cauliflower Rice

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 149kcal


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter grass-fed
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 small serrano pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken bone broth
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 12oz bag riced cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 medium avocado sliced
  • 1/2 medium lime cut into wedges


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and sauté until onion softens and turns translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste, serrano pepper, and garlic, stir gently for 1 minute.
  • Pour in the bone broth and add the chili powder and cauliflower into the pan and allow to cook for 15 minutes until most of the moisture in the pan has evaporated is tender.
  • Remove from heat and mix in salted butter and cilantro.
  • Serve with avocado, sour cream and lime slices.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg