While Mexican Riced Cauliflower easily fits into low carb, keto, paleo, and Whole 30 eating plans, that is not why it gets cooked in my house.
I have been trying to sneak more vegetables into our meals. When you live with a meat and potatoes kind of spouse, vegetables need to be, oh so carefully, eased into a diet.
This dish worked well for my purpose. It was the perfect side dish for chicken fajitas.
At first glance it even resembled the normal Mexican rice I normally serve with Mexican inspired main dishes.
This Mexican Riced Cauliflower recipes uses frozen riced cauliflower, but feel free to make your own. If you have read any of my other posts you know I am all about easy. Frozen riced veggies are what I would consider easy.
With Mexican restaurants being more abundant that any other international restaurants in any given town, you would guess that everyone likes it. Well, guess again. I have one in the household that doesn’t like Mexican food, at least the kind you get at a restaurant.
He will eat tacos and fajitas that I make at home, but they are not something I would consider remotely authentic. Taco meat made with a packet of seasoning or chicken marinated in a different packet of seasoning are not my idea of Mexican cuisine. But alas, I will make them just because both are easy and both will get eaten. Midwest Quesadillas are considered Mexican to this person who shall remain nameless, delicious and addictive, but certainly not Mexican.
Now my idea of a Mexican dish look more like this Beef Barbacoa piled up in a burrito or burrito bowl.
I don’t know if this is authentic or not. (I don’t know if Chipotle’s is authentic either, but it doesn’t stop me from eating there.)
Indian Spiced Lamb Meatballs is a recipe my wife and I came up with because she managed to find ground lamb at the grocery store on sale. It was very reasonably priced, so she picked up a few pounds. I didn’t want to do the usual thing, like turning the meat into hamburgers, so this is the recipe we came up with.
It’s super delicious and features pretty easy to find Indian spices like garam marsala, cinnamon, and ginger. And it has a good bit of garlic. This recipe is great for an appetizer, parties, or tailgates. They also reheat well.
Since Indian Spiced Lamb Meatballs have no fillers, like bread crumbs or flour, they are perfectly suited for gluten-free, paleo, keto, and Whole30 diets.