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 batched 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 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.

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

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

Directions:

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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 5
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 256 calories
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 697.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 12.5g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Sugar: 4.5g
  • Protein: 26g
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