In the Kitchen Recipes

Spanish cauliflower rice bowl – Cinco De Mayo meal

May 4, 2017

Party down without the guilt!


Spanish cauliflower rice bowl with chicken & red kidney beans, red onion, garlic, oil, bell peppers & light mozzarella cheese.

My favorite Cinco De Mayo meals would always include nachos, margaritas and other not so good for me eat and treats.

This year, I went with something a little healthier and it was full of flavor without the guilt and sluggish bloated feeling that would have previously followed the meal. I didn’t have any bell peppers so I substituted zucchini squash for my dish!

How about it? It’s quick and easy too!
Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast in strips or cubes
  • 1 can red kidney beans (or black beans)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup red onion strips
  • 1-2 bell peppers cut into strips
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • Cauliflower – 1 head or a bag of frozen cauliflower rice
  • Light mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh Salsa
  • Avocado
  • Lime

Here’s how you make it:

Cook chicken strips or cubes in a pan with some olive oil. Season with homemade taco seasoning – way less sodium!

Wipe out the pan and saute the red kidney beans (or black beans), red onion, bell peppers, & garlic. Mix the chicken back in after 5-8 minutes.

Prepare your cauliflower rice according to package directions if purchased frozen. Otherwise, cut the cauliflower into pieces and steam with a steamer basket until “soft”. I use the Pampered Chef Mix & Chop to turn the cauliflower into “rice”. You could also pulse the florets in a food processor.

Either way you prepared the “rice”, mix in some of the homemade taco seasoning and a squeeze of lime juice. Sauté in a skillet.

Top the cauliflower rice with the mixture, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and then sprinkle with the light mozzarella cheese. Serve with fresh salsa and avocado slices.

***Taco Seasoning***

  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • Dash Cayenne (optional)
  • 1 tsp Pepper (optional)ᐧ

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