Mexican Cauliflower Rice

5 from 5 reviews

Low carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice with ground turkey and lots of veggies for a healthy 30 minute dinner entire family will love. This quick skillet is easy, flavorful and filling!

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Ground Turkey:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Cauliflower Rice:

  • 4 cups (16 oz) cauliflower rice, fresh or frozen
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded & diced
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 oz tomato paste, low sodium
  • 1/2 cup water or low sodium stock
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp avocado oil


  1. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and swirl 1 tsp oil to coat.
  2. Add ground turkey and cook for 7 minutes, breaking into small pieces with spatula and stirring often. Somewhere in the middle, add cumin, salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Return skillet to the stove and swirl remaining 1 tsp oil.
  4. Add onion and garlic, and saute for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Add bell pepper and jalapeno; saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Somewhere in the middle, add cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt, cayenne and black pepper.
  6. Add tomato paste and broth, stir to combine.
  7. Add fresh or frozen (do not thaw) cauliflower rice, previously cooked ground turkey and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until warmed through.
  8. Add cilantro, stir and serve warm.

Store: Refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days in an airtight glass container.

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