Skillet Taco Cauliflower Rice

This easy skillet dinner combines ground turkey taco meat with cauliflower rice topped with lettuce, avocado and salsa for an easy, low-carb weeknight meal!

This easy skillet dinner combines ground turkey taco meat with cauliflower rice topped with lettuce, avocado and salsa for an easy, low-carb weeknight meal!

I love brown rice, but when I want a low-carb meal, cauliflower rice is my jam! You may have tried my Cauliflower Fried Rice, Cauliflower Rice Arancini Balls, Cauliflower Rice Arroz Con Pollo or Mexican Cauliflower Rice, I think this Skillet Taco Cauliflower Rice will be a new favorite in your home!

This recipe is a great way to get your kids to eat more veggies, it’s pretty mixed in with the meat. It’s a quick dish, ready in under 30 minutes and also gluten-free, keto, whole30 and Paleo, as well as Weight Watcher friendly of course!

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

  • You can’t beat the convenience of pre-cut or frozen cauliflower rice, but the shelf life of pre-cut fresh life is short, and the frozen is fine, but they use more stems and less florets. For the best taste I prefer to make it myself, it’s so fast and easy to make with a food processor (this is the one I have) affil link.
  • To make cauliflower rice, in batches,  place a few florets in the food processor and pulse a few times until it resembles rice. You don’t want to over process it, 3 times is usually enough. You don’t want to overcrowd the food processor or it will require you to pulse it more, resulting in over-processed pieces.

How To Cook Cauliflower Rice

  • To cook, I simply saute a little oil in a skillet and add the cauliflower until tender.
  • If cooking in a sauce, you can add the cauliflower rice once the sauce is simmered and ready, as it only takes about 5 to 8 minutes to cook the cauliflower.
  • You can also roast riced cauliflower in the oven, which gives you a wonderful nutty flavor. See my Roasted Cauliflower Rice recipe here.

How To Make Low-Carb Taco Skillet Rice

This easy skillet dinner combines ground turkey taco meat with cauliflower rice topped with lettuce, avocado and salsa for an easy, low-carb weeknight meal!

This easy skillet dinner combines ground turkey taco meat with cauliflower rice topped with lettuce, avocado and salsa for an easy, low-carb weeknight meal! This easy skillet dinner combines ground turkey taco meat with cauliflower rice topped with lettuce, avocado and salsa for an easy, low-carb weeknight meal!

This easy skillet dinner combines ground turkey taco meat with cauliflower rice topped with lettuce, avocado and salsa for an easy, low-carb weeknight meal!
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Skillet Taco Cauliflower Rice

5
Freestyle Points
256
Calories
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Mexican
This easy skillet dinner combines ground turkey taco meat with cauliflower rice topped with lettuce, avocado and salsa for an easy, low-carb weeknight meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp bell pepper, minced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 oz canned tomato sauce, 1/2 can
  • 4 cups uncooked riced cauliflower
  • For the toppings:
  • 4 ounces avocado, 1 small
  • chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1/4 cup jarred salsa
  • lime wedges

Instructions

  • Over high heat, brown the turkey in a large skillet breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks, about 5 minutes.
  • When no longer pink add 1 teaspoon salt and the dry seasoning and mix well.
  • Add the onion, pepper, water and tomato sauce and cover.
  • Simmer on low for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and add the cauliflower, add 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Transfer to a plate and serve with avocado, lettuce, salsa and lime.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/4 cups, Calories: 256kcal, Carbohydrates: 12.5g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 80mg, Sodium: 697.5mg, Fiber: 5.5g, Sugar: 4.5g
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 7