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You'll Love This Low-Carb Cheesy Tex Mex Cauli-Rice for a Deliciously Satisfying One Pan Meal!

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Whether you’re cutting carbs in your diet, or are just looking for the next delicious thing to eat, this recipe is for you! This Cheesy Tex Mex Cauli-Rice leaves your taste buds happy and your stomach satisfied, without feeling heavy or over-stuffed!

Cauliflower is the latest food hero, as it’s low-carb and the perfect substitute for rice and bread. This cheesy dish makes a great one pan dinner that’ll leave you with very little mess and maximum flavor!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup. freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, oregano, and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add more olive oil if the skillet seems dry, then add cauliflower rice. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato paste and stir until evenly combined and the cauli-rice is slightly red. Add chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro and stir until evenly combined.
  4. Top cauli-rice with both cheeses, then cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately with lime wedges.

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