Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Gluten Free Cauliflower Rice Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo




Hola! Hola!  In honor of Cinco De Mayo I'm making my gluten free Riced Cauliflower Fiesta as a side dish for tomorrow tonight's dinner! The Mexican flavors are amazing and it is so easy to make!

If you haven't tasted riced cauliflower, you are really missing out.



Riced Cauliflower is made in the food processor by simply filling the container with cauliflower flowerettes, buzzing the on off twice and thus creating cauliflower rice! Once you have your "rice" you can use it to make a variety of tasty low carb dishes. How to make your own cauliflower rice

However Trader Joe's started to sell organic riced cauliflower in the frozen vegetable department!
How easy is that? Now I simply buy the cauliflower rice already made and then make my recipes!

That's how I made this recipe! Fast- Easy- Tasty.

This recipe makes a beautiful presentation and tastes like a soothing- kind of like comfort food without the calories! Naturally gluten free and vegan, this ten minute recipe is a perfect side for your Cinco De Mayo celebration!

I adore riced cauliflower and since Trader Joe's started selling it frozen in bags, I've been experimenting with more and more ways to use it!

This festive Mexican dish takes about ten minutes to make and provides lots of antioxidants and vitamins like only a cruciferous vegetable can.   On Weight Watchers this fabulous side has ZERO smart points.

So dig in! It's Fast, Easy, Healthy, low calorie and low carb! This naturally gluten free and vegan recipe a winner!

Ingredients: 
1 bag of frozen riced cauliflower ( or 4 cups of homemade)
1 cup of diced tomato
1/2 cup of sliced black olives
Juice of 1 lime ( freshly squeezed)
Cracked pepper to taste
Optional: Red pepper flakes if you like things with a kick! ( I don't)

Directions:

In a small bowl mix the tomato, black olives, lime juice, cracked pepper and set aside.
Spray a skillet with olive oil spray. Pour entire package of frozen cauliflower rice into the pan. Cook on simmer until the cauliflower thaws out and cooks a little.- about 8-10 minutes ( watch the pan so it doesn't burn). Mix the vegetable mixture with the cauliflower in another bowl. Serve immediately.
*** if you are using homemade cauliflower, add a 1/4 cup of vegetable broth to cook down the cauliflower in the skillet.

Spray a skillet with olive oil spray. Pour entire package of frozen cauliflower rice into the pan. Cook on simmer until the cauliflower is thaws out and cooks a little.- about 8-10 minutes ( watch the pan so it doesn't burn) 



Mix the chopped tomatoes, olives, lime juice and seasoning

Toss with the cooked cauliflower . Enjoy while cauliflower is still hot!
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My Previous Cinco De Mayo Recipes:

2012 Cinco De Mayo Recipe: Marinated Artichoke and Tomato Salad ( vegan)

2013 Cinco De Mayo Recipe: Mexican Corn and Bean Bake ( Vegan)

2014 Cinco De Mayo Recipe: Mango Salsa ( vegan)

2105 Cinco De Mayo Recipe: Avocado Caprese Appetizer ( Vegan)

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2 comments:

  1. I love to try new healthy recipes so I am so delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious Gluten Free Cauliflower Rice Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I’m Pinning and sharing this!

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  2. Your Cauliflower Rice Fiesta looks delicious, we will love it! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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