In this riff on a healthy grain bowl recipe we use cauliflower rice instead of another whole grain like brown rice to cut back on carbs and load up on veggie servings. A simple citrusy mojo sauce drizzled on top gives this easy lunch or dinner a Cuban flair.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, May 2017


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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Toss sweet potato in a medium bowl with 2 teaspoons oil, a pinch of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Transfer to a baking sheet. Roast until tender, 10 to 14 minutes

  • Meanwhile, combine orange juice, lime juice, 1/4 cup cilantro, 1 minced garlic clove, cumin, oregano and a pinch of salt in a small bowl.

  • Pulse cauliflower florets in two batches in a food processor until chopped into rice-size pieces. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining 2 garlic cloves and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the cauliflower rice, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.

  • To serve, divide the cauliflower among 4 bowls. Top with the sweet potato, black beans, avocado and pico de gallo. Drizzle each portion with the mojo sauce.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 39g; dietary fiber 12.6g; sugars 8.2g; fat 18.1g; saturated fat 2.6g; vitamin a iu 5825.2IU; vitamin c 87.6mg; folate 125.7mcg; calcium 112.1mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 99.1mg; potassium 1088.8mg; sodium 632mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Made it as written except I skinned & cubed the sweet potato. It is a delicious bowl of incredibly healthy ingredients! The lime juice & orange juice give it exceptional flavor. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Great recipe! I will definitely make it again. Read More
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made on changes - loved it. My husband is a Vegan - fits into his dietary need. I also loved it. Read More
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What's not to love. This "rice" bowl is lower in calories thanks to cauliflower rice and topped with some of my favorites like avocado and sweet potato. It's an awesome and healthy weeknight dinner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used pre-chopped cauliflower rice otherwise followed exactly. this was delicious. my only complaint is it felt too light for a dinner main dish so I would add something else along side. Read More