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Last night for Taco Tuesday my husband and I had Whole30 Taco Salad bowls – taco meat (taco seasoning recipe here), guac, salsa, lettuce, my creamy Whole30 cilantro ranch, and THIS delicious Mexican Cauliflower Rice ?. I think your next Taco Tuesday needs this!


Mexican Cauliflower Rice - This Whole30, Paleo, Keto, gluten-free dairy-free mexican rice is an awesome veggie side dish to any taco Tuesday or burrito bowl!
5 from 2 votes

Whole30 Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Author Autumn @wholefoodfor7


  • 1 head cauliflower riced, or 16oz bag of pre-riced cauliflower
  • 3 T oil I use coconut, but olive oil or ghee can work too
  • 1/2 c compliant chicken broth
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 t cumin
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • Half bunch cilantro finely chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add the riced cauliflower
  2. Cook riced cauliflower in oil for 3-4 minutes.

  3. Add all other ingredients and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  4. Reduce heat to medium and cover, simmering covered for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and cooked into the rice.

  5. Remove from heat and stir in chopped cilantro.


  1. 5 stars
    Family of 8 here, and we loved this dish! So good!! Totally hit the “taco craving”!
    I doubled everything (cause really when isn’t it needed LOL), so we have a bit left for lunch tomorrow!

    • Haha, I totally get the “doubling everything” life! Wahoo that this was a family hit, thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Hands down, this is my go to side dish when I have no idea what to serve with a meal. It’s quick and easy (and cheap) and always a big hit!

    • Happy this is a go-to side dish for you! Thank you!


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