One Pot Taco Cauliflower Rice

This easy and flavorful taco cauliflower rice dish cooks in one pot or skillet for a quick meal ready in less than 30 minutes. Ground turkey and cauliflower rice is cooked in a homemade taco seasoning and then mixed with your favorite taco toppings like black beans, tomatoes, cheese and cilantro.
Overhead view of skillet filled with taco cauliflower rice

I love one pot meals and this taco cauliflower rice is a new favorite. It’s basically taco filling mixed with cauliflower rice. The end result is so flavorful and tasty.
close-up photo of taco cauliflower rice
To keep it light, I use lean ground turkey instead of ground beef for my taco filling, but feel free to use ground beef, pork, or chicken. The turkey and cauliflower rice are both cooked in homemade taco seasoning and then mixed with canned diced tomatoes to keep everything moist, and topped with other popular taco fixings: black beans, cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, lime juice.
spoonful of taco cauliflower rice
This one pot meal is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal or for your weekly meal prep.

Recipe Tips

  • I used ground turkey but you can replace with ground beef, chicken or pork.
  • I was not able to find smaller than 14 oz cans of tomatoes and black beans so I used half of each. You can save the other half for another recipe or double the recipe to use the full amount.
  • I don’t recommend adding the full 14 oz can of tomatoes as it will make the rice too watery.
  • You can add additional taco toppings like avocados, corn, jalapenos.

If you are looking for more cauliflower rice recipes, check out my Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Rice, Pesto Cauliflower Rice and Mexican Cauliflower Rice.

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One Pot Taco Cauliflower Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4

An easy and flavorful meal that cooks in one pot and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Turkey taco filling is mixed with cauliflower rice and topped with popular taco toppings like black beans, cheese, and cilantro.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ brown onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • 3 tbsp homemade taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup water
  • 7 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 7 oz canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 limes sliced into wedges

HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. To make the homemade taco seasoning, add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until evenly mixed. Set aside. Keep in mind this recipe makes more than the 3 tbsp required for the taco cauliflower rice, so you can store any remaining unused taco seasoning for another recipe.
  2. In a large pan or skillet, add olive oil and garlic and bring to medium high heat. Add onion and ground turkey to your skillet. Cook until ground turkey has browned, crumbling the ground turkey as you cook it. Drain out excess fat.
  3. Add cauliflower rice, cooking until tender. Sprinkle taco seasoning across turkey and cauliflower. Add ¼ cup water and 7 oz diced tomatoes (including the liquid)  (this should be about ½ of a 14 oz can if you can’t find a smaller size). Stir and cook on medium heat until everything is evenly mixed, turkey is cooked through, and sauce has thickened.

  4. Turn heat down to low and stir in black beans. Sprinkle cheese over the pasta. Turn off heat and cover with a lid until cheese is melted.
  5. Garnish with cilantro, top with sour cream and serve with lime wedges.

Notes:

  • I was not able to find smaller than 14 oz cans of tomatoes and black beans so I used half of each. You can save the other half for another recipe or double the recipe to use the full amount.
  • I don’t recommend adding the full 14 oz can of tomatoes as it will make the rice too watery.
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Taco Cauliflower Rice
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 168
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.7g 29%
Saturated Fat 6.2g 31%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.3g
Cholesterol 95.8mg 32%
Sodium 905mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 17.9g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7.4g 30%
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 30.7g 61%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 20%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
One Pot Taco Cauliflower Rice. An easy and flavorful dish that cooks in one pot and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Homemade turkey taco filling is cooked with cauliflower rice and topped with popular taco toppings.

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