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Cauliflower Mexican Rice (Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Whole30)

Get a taste of Mexican restaurant at home with this yummy paleo and vegan Cauliflower Mexican Rice. It tastes like the real deal but it’s Whole30 and keto-friendly!

Cauliflower Mexican Rice Paleo Vegan Whole30 Keto

One of the things I judge a Mexican restaurant by is the rice that they serve on the side. When it’s done well, it’s perfectly cooked, fluffy, and flavored so deliciously with yummy spices. It goes so well with the main dish and my husband actually loves it even more than I do, and will often eat my share after he finishes his.

Because we are both such fans, I decided to recreate the dish at home with this Cauliflower Mexican Rice and I love the way it turned out. It has all the flavors of a restaurant style rice but it’s packed with veggies from the cauliflower and super low in carbs for those of you on the ketogenic diet.

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This Cauliflower Mexican Rice recipe is actually much easier and simpler to make than real rice because cauliflower cooks so much faster. I got this on the table in less than 20 minutes and you really can’t beat that when you are looking for a quick and simple side dish on a busy weekday.

I think it goes well with any main dish, but I especially love it alongside some Salsa Verde Chicken, Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs, and Instant Pot Barbacoa as the flavors complement with each other so perfectly. The cilantro and lime are totally optional and I actually don’t think they are added into Mexican rice at restaurants usually, but I think they brighten up the rice both visually and taste-wise so I always like to finish off with them for this recipe.

Hope you enjoy this delicious Cauliflower Mexican Rice as much as we did, and let me know what you served it with in the comments below if you end up making it!

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Cauliflower Mexican Rice (Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Whole30)

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 53 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Get a taste of Mexican restaurant at home with this yummy paleo and vegan Cauliflower Mexican Rice. It tastes like the real deal but it's Whole30 and keto-friendly!

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • Optional: Cilantro and 1 tbsp lime juice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Remove the leaves off the cauliflower and cut off the florets from the roots. 

  2. Use a cheese grater or a food processor with a grater attachment, and grate the cauliflower into the size of rice. Set aside. 

  3. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. 

  4. Add diced onion and cook stirring for 4-5 minutes until translucent. 

  5. Add garlic and cook stirring for 1 minute. 

  6. Add the cauliflower rice, chili powder, sea salt, and black pepper, and stir together.

  7. Add tomato sauce and sauté for about 5 minutes, while stirring frequently. 

  8. If using, add in cilantro and lime juice. 

  9. Serve warm. 

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Mexican Rice (Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 471mg 20%
Potassium 214mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 6.7%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken (Whole30, Keto)

This quick and easy Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken is so creamy and packed with flavor from the combination of delicious spices. Pair it with cauliflower rice for a great low carb, keto meal! 

Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken (Whole30, Keto)

Anytime my husband asks where we should go out to eat for dinner, I always say Thai or Indian. We are so fortunate to live close to various immigrant communities, so we have some amazing ethnic cuisine spots that are authentic and so dang delicious.

I recently tried butter chicken for the first time at a local Indian restaurant, and I never knew how creamy and delicious it is. The only problem is that I didn’t realize it was made with cream, and being dairy intolerant, I was bloated for a long time afterwards and it was not a pleasant experience.

But hey, I’m not the one to give up if I taste something yummy. I ended up recreating that delicious meal at home using coconut milk as the creamy base, and it turned out pretty darn fantastic. And even better, I made it in the Instant Pot which made it so easy and I just love how the whole thing turned out.

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My homemade Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken comes together in less than 30 minutes and the whole process is so simple. The sauce is buttery and slightly spicy from the delicious combination of spices, and we just couldn’t get enough and went back for seconds.

We enjoyed it on top of white rice, but if you want to make it low carb and keto-friendly, you can also serve it with cauliflower rice. I can’t wait to put this on rotation in the future on busy weeks. The leftovers reheat really well so it’s great for batch cooking, and it’s so good that you won’t mind eating it on repeat!

Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken (Whole30, Keto)

Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This quick and easy Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken is so creamy and packed with flavor from the combination of delicious spices. Pair it with cauliflower rice for a great low carb, keto meal! 

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger minced
  • 2 lb chicken thighs cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Lime juice for garnish
  • Cilantro or parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to the Sauté setting and heat ghee in the pot until the Instant Pot indicates that it's "hot."

  2. In the meantime, place the chicken in a bowl and add all the spices to it (from garam masala to ground black pepper) and gently toss together. Set aside. 

  3. Add onion, garlic, and ginger and cook stirring for 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent. 

  4. Add the spice coated chicken to the pot and sauté for 5 minutes until mostly browned. 

  5. Add tomato sauce and stir together.

  6. Close the lid of the Instant Pot. Set it on MANUAL for 5 minutes. 

  7. Once it beeps to a finish, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. 

  8. Open the lid and stir in coconut milk. 

  9. Garnish with lime juice and parsley or cilantro, and serve over cauliflower rice!

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 745mg 31%
Potassium 447mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 7.3%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Dairy Free Matcha Latte (No Whisk Needed, Easy Clean Up) [VIDEO]

Learn how to make the easiest Dairy Free Matcha Latte. You don’t need a whisk, clean up is a breeze, and you’ll love how creamy and frothy it is!

Dairy Free Matcha Latte

It’s been a LOOOOONG time since I made a video, and I’m so excited to be back with a new one! I was really busy for the past several months working on my Korean Paleo Cookbook and haven’t had the time, but I really do enjoy making video and they are super fun for me. If you enjoy my video above, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel! I plan to bring you more videos in the future.

Today, I want to share how I make my matcha latte. Every time I post my matcha on Instagram, I receive several questions on how I make it so I’m finally sharing my matcha routine with you that I can point my readers to it whenever you are curious. It’s actually super duper easy and quick, and I don’t use a matcha whisk or strainer or a large blender. Clean up is a breeze and it makes the frothiest, smoothest matcha!

Dairy Free Matcha Latte

Dairy Free Matcha Latte

The image above shows some of the ingredients I use in my dairy free matcha latte and I want to break them down for you:

  • Ippodo matcha: I’ve been loving matcha ever since I brought some back from Japan when I traveled there, and I couldn’t find one that matched up to their quality and taste until I found Ippodo’s. Their matcha is so vibrant in color, harvested right, and it’s from Japan, and you won’t want to try other brands after you try theirs. You can save 10% off with my code WGGA10 here!
  • Grass fed collagen: Whether I’m drinking coffee or matcha, I always add a scoop of collagen. It has helped so much with healing my gut health, helping my hair and nails grow, and it’s also great for skin as well. I highly recommend Perfect Supplements’ Collagen Peptide because it’s high in quality, grass fed, and you can’t taste it at all. Get 10% off all their Perfect Brand products with code: GREATGRANDMA10!
  • Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil: This is an optional ingredient, but I love how much focus and energy it gives me in the morning. Naturally found in coconut oil, Brain Octane is quickly absorbed and changed into ketone bodies, giving you energy for better physical and mental performance. The caprylic acid in it is great for combatting digestive issues like candida and yeast. I highly recommend you start out with 1 teaspoon a day and work your way up because it can be a bit too much on the digestive system if you take too much in the beginning.

The rest is super simple. Place the ingredients in a mug and blend everything with an immersion blender (one of the cheapest, most useful tools in my kitchen). It takes just minutes to make, AND you won’t even have many dishes to do afterwards. It seriously makes the creamiest and frothiest matcha latte!

Dairy Free Matcha Latte

 

Dairy Free Matcha Latte

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 163 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Learn how to make the easiest Dairy Free Matcha Latte. You don't need a whisk, clean up is a breeze, and you'll love how creamy and frothy it is!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk or any other non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp matcha powder Use code WGGA10 for 10% off
  • 1 scoop grass fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off
  • Optional: 1-3 tsp Brain Octane Oil or MCT oil

Special equipment

  • Immersion blender

Instructions

  1. Using a stovetop or an electric kettle, heat water to a boil. 

  2. Let the steam escape from the water for about 1-2 minutes, so it's hot but not boiling. 

  3. In a mug that's big enough to fit the head of the immersion blender, add coconut milk, matcha, collagen, and Brain Octane Oil, if using.

  4. Fill the mug a little less than halfway with hot water. 

  5. Lower the immersion blender and start blending. Blend for about 1 minute until the matcha is dissolved and foamy. 

  6. Fill the rest of the mug with hot water. 

  7. Stir, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Dairy Free Matcha Latte
Amount Per Serving (1 matcha latte)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Potassium 124mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 4%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 14.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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