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Spanish Cauliflower Rice with Shrimp

This Spanish Cauliflower Rice is a tasty mexican inspired meal that is so easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes. It's also Whole30, paleo and low carb.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Mexican Food, Spanish Food, Spanish Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 273 kcal


Spanish Cauliflower Rice Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 680 grams riced cauliflower (equivalent to ~ 3.5 cups)

Shrimp Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil
  • juice from one fresh lime
  • 300 grams cooked and peeled wild shrimp (I used frozen and thawed it before hand)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Place a large pan on the stove on medium heat and add the oil. Once the oil is melted add the chopped onion and cook for 3-5 minutes, until the onion is translucent.

  2. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste and spices to the pan and let cook for another 3-5 minutes.

  3. Add the cauliflower rice and stir well to combine. Cook for an additional 7-10 minutes, until it has the consistency that you desire.

  4. While the rice is simmering you can cook the shrimp by placing a small pan on the stove on low heat and adding all the ingredients. Cook the shrimp for a 3-5 minutes, until warmed throughout.

  5. Transfer the shrimp to the pan with the rice and stir to combine. Remove everything from the heat and serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  1. This cauliflower rice makes great leftovers and keeps well in the fridge for 3 days.
  2. You can top this rice with cilantro, avocado or chopped green onion. 
  3. To make this dish vegan leave the shrimp out. 
  4. You can use either fresh or frozen riced cauliflower to make this recipe.
  5. Nutritional values are an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.  
Nutrition Facts
Spanish Cauliflower Rice with Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 1437mg62%
Potassium 890mg25%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 97mg118%
Calcium 198mg20%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.