This Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet is quick, easy, healthy, low carb, and absolutely delicious! Loaded with ground turkey or chicken, vegetables, and frozen cauliflower rice!
You guys KNOW how much I love Mexican food, right?
Of course you know, because I say that at LEAST once a week.
When Trevor and I were living in Seattle, Friday Night = Mexican Night.
Bring ooooon the chips, salsa, and pollo en crema <– y.u.m.
When I’m making Mexican food at home, however, I try to keep it at least sliiightly healthier, and today, I took it all the way, and made something ULTRA healthy.
Bring ooooon the Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet.
Ok, so, this definitely isn’t authentic Mexican food.
In any way.
But it has taco flavors, so that’s good enough for me. 😉
Plus, it’s super healthy, so there’s no guilt involved!
Although, I never feel guilty for eating Mexican food, because it literally makes my heart happy.
This Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet makes my heart AND my body happy.
It also makes my brain happy, because it’s extremely quick and easy to whip up.
Throw some ground turkey (or chicken) into a hot saute pan (or a cast iron skillet) with diced onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and two packets of your favorite taco seasoning. If you don’t have any taco seasoning on hand or want to make your own, I suggest trying my Homemade Taco Seasoning.
Once the meat is cooked, you’ll stir in a can of diced tomatoes, diced green chiles, a bag of frozen cauliflower “rice”, and some chicken broth.
Let’s back it up for a second though and address the elephant in the room.
THE CAULIFLOWER RICE.
What the whaaaaat?!
Here are a few questions I get a lot:
Is cauliflower rice good for you?
Oh HECK yes! It’s literally just cauliflower, so it’s full of nutrients. It’s also a great substitute for “regular” rice if you’re looking to:
- Cut calories
- Add more veggies to your diet
1 cup of cauliflower rice has about 25 calories vs approx. 215 for brown rice.
What are the benefits of cauliflower rice?
Pretty much what I said above. It’s great to keep calories low and up the nutrients in any recipe calling for rice!
Can you buy cauliflower rice?
Yes!! I personally prefer buying my cauliflower rice over making it myself. It’s easier, it’s more consistent, and heck, it tastes really good. You can find it in the freezer section . . . I always use the Green Giant brand.
How do you prepare cauliflower rice?
Although I prefer store bought, if YOU’RE interested in the homemade version, you can check out this cauliflower fried rice recipe for instructions on how I make my own cauliflower rice.
Basically, cauliflower rice is super healthy and convenient and really does taste yummy. It’s a super bland base for all those yummy taco flavors we’re adding in today’s recipe.
So. We all feel better about cauliflower rice?
Moving on . . .
Let the mixture simmer for about 5-10 minutes, or until it’s warmed through and the “rice” is cooked to your liking.
Season with salt, to taste and dinner is served!
The mixture above is amazing on it’s own, but it’s also great with a little shredded cheese, non fat plain greek yogurt, pico de gallo, avocado. . . and makes a GREAT “dip” for some tortilla chips. 😉
I also have plans to make some KILLER nachos with this.
Quick. Easy. Healthy. Taco flavored deliciousness.
What’s not to love?!
Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet Recipe
Equipment for this recipe
Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet
- 1 (16 oz) package extra lean ground turkey or chicken
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper diced
- 2 (1 oz) packets taco seasoning
- 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes drained
- 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles drained
- 1 (12 oz) bag frozen cauliflower rice
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- salt to taste
- shredded cheese
- non fat plain greek yogurt
- Pico de Gallo
- Tortilla Chips
- Heat a large non stick skillet over medium - medium high heat.
- Spray with cooking spray and add in ground meat, onion, bell peppers, and taco seasoning.
- Cook, breaking up the meat as you go, until the meat is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
- Once cooked, stir in tomatoes, green chiles, rice, and broth.
- Simmer about 5-10 minutes, or until heated through.
- Taste and season with salt, to taste and serve with your choice of optional additions!
*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.