Cauliflower Rice and Beans

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews


  • Black Beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 cilantro sprigs
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch cayenne pepper

  • Cauliflower Rice
  • 1 small cauliflower head, cut into small chunks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish


  1. Combine beans (including the liquid in the can), tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, salt, cumin and pepper in a small lidded pot. Cook the beans uncovered over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  2. Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until the pieces are about the size of a grain of rice.
  3. Warm oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook shallot and garlic until the shallot is translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir riced cauliflower, lime juice, salt, and pepper into shallot mixture. Cook, covered, until the cauliflower is fluffy and tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the lid and stir in the cilantro.
  4. Serve black beans over the cauliflower rice with your toppings of choice.
Mealthy tip:

For a more filling meal, make cauliflower rice burrito bowls! Cook up a batch of sautéed peppers and onions, grilled chicken, steak or pulled pork. Serve with guacamole, pickled red onions, sour cream and pico de gallo for an easily customizable lunch or dinner.

Optional topping ideas: chopped white onion, avocado, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce


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Aja A says:

When I was doing Whole30, riced cauliflower would be my saving grace. I like to mix this with seared chimichurri steak or some sauteed shrimp with this dish. I also threw in a chopped jalapeno pepper for some added spice

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Caro Hodgin says:

Simple, great recipe. Perfect for healthy weeknight dinner. The beans are soo filling, don't be intimidated by no meat if you are a meat-eater. It'll fill you up!

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Jen the Mighty says:

Love the cumin in the black beans! In past recipes I haven't used that and with this recipe it definitely rounded out the flavors nicely! Serve with salsa, avocado, and sour cream and this combination can't be beat!

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Katie Hason says:

Yum! I got tired of plain cauliflower rice, but eating it with beans like a traditional Dominican moro (or rice and beans) tastes fantastic. I skipped the tomatoes, but overall great recipe! I really enjoyed this.

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Alexis Pearson says:

While the beans were cooking I actually used my pressure cooker to make cauliflower rice! Next time I'll have to try the cauliflower rice burrito bowl, that sounds really good. I was able to get two, large servings from this recipe. Next time I'll probably use two cauliflower heads for the rice.