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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls

Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls with garbanzo beans, corn, pico de gallo, and guacamole. All your burrito favorites without the tortilla. The cauliflower rice makes this low-carb and nutritious.

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There are things we food bloggers do in order to tell you things. The vague train’s pulling up to the station, all aboard!

For instance…

I may show you something chocolaty to let you know I’ve been watching way too much Grey’s Anatomy. If you spy chocolate on this blog, it’s probably because I need a neuro consult, Dr. Shepherd.

The salad I show you immediately following said chocolate-filled treat is my way of telling you chocolate goes down real nice and kale is excellent at rectifying high density Grey’s Anatomy-induced chocolate situations.

I may show you butter creamed with sugar (when have I done that ever? Bad example, Julia) in order to let you know I adore Darius Rucker but I love Hootie & the Blowfish WAY more. You see? That sentence doesn’t make a lick of sense, but now you know how I feel about the D.R. versus Hootie topic.

What’s that you say? You wish Hootie was still together, too? Get out of my mind.

pico de gallo

Do you see the kale? Good eye, mate, good eye.

I made pico de gallo with kale for my cookbook, Let Them Eat Kale!, which you can pre-order now and devour (the pico, not the book), in a few months time.

But for now, this recipe from Coupon Clipping Cook for pico de gallo will get you by.

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Writing about burrito bowls is tough business when your belly’s stuffed with burrito bowl…and pumpkin bread.

It’s like going to Costco when you’ve sworn off free samples.

That’s actually not at all what it’s like, but you should never go to Costco when you’ve sworn off free samples. That’s pure masochism.

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Ultimately, I showed you burrito bowl so that I could tell you cauliflower rice is a staple in my house.

It actually takes less time to make than regular rice, and of course you get all the wonderful health benefits of cauliflower…since it’s made out of cauliflower. Entirely.  Another version you can make is my Jalapeño Ginger Cauliflower Rice.

It is not recommended to eat a whole head of cauliflower (or whole skillet of cauliflower rice) if you have roommates; however, this is, indeed, in truth, indivisible with liberty and justice for all, how you eat an entire cauliflower in one sitting.

I did it. I regretted it. But it hurt so good. Bygones.

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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls

Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls are a grain-free, plant-based approach to classic burrito bowls!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
3 Servings


For the Cauliflower Rice:

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil
  • 1 head cauliflower, grated
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

For the guacamole:

  • 2 ripe avocadoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 roma tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt to taste

For the Burrito Bowls

  • 1 14-ounce can garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup corn

For Serving:

  • Guacamole
  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Cilantro for serving


Make the Cauliflower Rice:

  • Remove the green stems off the cauliflower and chop the head of cauliflower in half.
  • Grate the whole head (one half at a time) on the box grater. It’s okay if you leave some small florets.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil to medium-high heat.
  • Add the cauliflower, lime juice, chili powder, onion powder, and salt. Stir everything together and cover the skillet.
  • Cook the cauliflower, stirring consistently, until it is softened and browned, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Make the Guacamole:

  • Peel and pit the avocados and place them in a bowl.
  • Add the lime juice, garlic, onion, jalapeno, and mash with a fork or chop with a knife (to leave the guacamole chunky, use a knife to chop everything together).
  • Add the chopped tomato and cilantro and fold into the guacamole.

Compile the Bowls:

  • Heat the garbanzo beans and corn on the stove top or in the microwave until hot.
  • Dish desired amount of cauliflower rice, beans, and corn into a bowl. Add pico de gallo and guacamole and go to town!


Serving: 1of 3 - Calories: 452kcal - Carbohydrates: 43g - Protein: 14g - Fat: 31g - Fiber: 13g - Sugar: 13g
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cauliflower rice burrito bowls, gluten free, healthy, vegan, vegan dinner recipes, vegetarian burrito bowl recipe, vegetarian dinner recipes
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories: 452kcal
Author: Julia
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Ronda W

Friday 2nd of February 2018

I made this for breakfast and it was awesome. First time I had cauliflower rice and never thought it would be this tasty. I love 30 minute meals as it fits for my busy lifestyle.


Monday 5th of February 2018

I'm so happy to hear it, Ronda! I'm glad you loved your first cauliflower rice really is so versatile for a low-carb, nutritious lifestyle! xo


Thursday 10th of September 2015

Made this tonight, as we had some cauliflower that needed using - it was yummy. Thank you.


Wednesday 19th of August 2015

I'm in the process of transitioning my family over to vegetarianism. I rarely comment on recipes but even my six year old daughter loved this (though none of the components could touch)! Thank you, I look forward to checking out more of your recipes!


Thursday 20th of August 2015

I'm so happy to hear it, Sarah! Amazing how wonderful a whole food meal can taste. :D

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