Mexican Cauliflower “Rice” and Beans

Serves: about 3-4

Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Oil-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan (of course!)

Who doesn’t love the classic Mexican rice and beans? And, who doesn’t love to get some hidden veggies into their bodies? Well, this healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free dish will certainly be a crowd pleaser! It is simple to make, crazily healthy, and, of course, delicious!IMG_9120-1.JPG

Ingredients:

  • One head of cauliflower
  • One can of black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • One yellow onion, diced
  • Four garlic cloves, minced
  • Water or vegetable broth for sautéing
  • The juice from half of a lime
  • One 15-oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 of a cup of chunky, medium salsa (I used the WholeFoods 365 brand)
  • Three tbsp. of chopped cilantro
  • Two tsp. of chili powder
  • Two. tsp. of cumin
  • Dash of salt and black pepper

Topping:

  • Avocado

How to make:

  1. Chop the cauliflower into florets, then pulse them in a food processor until a “rice” consistency is reached. Set the “rice” aside.
  2. Dice the onion, then sautée it in a large pot with a splash of water/vegetable broth until the onion is translucent.
  3. Mince the garlic and sautée it with the translucent onions until it has cooked through (about three minutes.)
  4. Add the riced cauliflower, black beans, tomato sauce, salsa, lime juice, spices, salt, and pepper to the onions and garlic, then stir until fully combined and hot.
  5. Serve the “rice” and beans with avocado.
  6. Enjoy!

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Hello, my name is Lilia Ora and I am a 16-year-old, whole-plant-based-foods-eating vegan trying to inspire others to live a compassionate and healthy lifestyle through plant-based nutrition! My goal is to make being vegan easy, enjoyable, and interesting for each and every one of you! Explore my website to view how to join in the delight of vegan living!

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