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Square overhead photo of cabbage rice in a rustic white bowl garnished with avocado and limes against a white background.
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Spicy Mexican Cabbage Rice

This Cabbage Rice is a fun twist on cauliflower rice that packs a punch of flavor. If you would like a touch of heat, add ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cabbage
Servings: 8
Calories: 70.92kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • 1 head green cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • ½ chopped tomato
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Cilantro for garnish


  • Chop the cabbage into pieces small enough to fit in a food processor. Pulse until it resembles rice.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the cabbage, onion, jalapeno, tomato, and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, cumin, salt, and ¼ cup of water. Cover and cook for about 12 minutes.
  • Stir in lime juice and garnish with cilantro.


Calories: 70.92kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.28g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 3.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.46g | Sodium: 215.12mg | Potassium: 271.05mg | Fiber: 3.37g | Sugar: 4.96g | Vitamin A: 183.03IU | Vitamin C: 47.75mg | Calcium: 55.66mg | Iron: 0.91mg