If you are on a paleo/primal/low carb diet, you owe it to yourself to try cauliflower rice. It’s amazing, and I’m not just saying that. It really does take the place of rice very well. I’ve tried multiple recipes for cauliflower mashed potatoes and everytime I’ve hated it. Yuck! But cauliflower rice? Yum!
Mexican Chicken and Cauliflower Rice
2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil
1 medium yellow onion
1 head of cauliflower (use a food processor to “rice” it)
1 4 oz can of green chilies, diced
2 – 2 1/2 cups of cooked, shredded chicken
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
1/2 cup of white mexican cheese, shredded
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add diced onions and saute for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add riced cauliflower to onions and mix. Cook for 10 minutes, covered, until cauliflower is soft. I stirred this mixture several times throughout.
Mix in diced chilies and shredded chicken and spices. Cook for another 5 minutes, until heat through.
Take the skillet off the heat and add in the shredded cheese.
Serve and enjoy! You can top this with salsa, avocado, cheese, or whatever else!