Black Bean-Cauliflower "Rice" Bowl


This aromatic cauliflower rice bowl comes together in minutes and is a simple meal for one. Using frozen riced cauliflower instead of rice reduces the carb content—and makes for quicker prep.

Black Bean-Cauliflower "Rice" Bowl
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 serving


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus 2 tsp., divided

  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower rice

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • cup no-salt-added canned black beans, rinsed

  • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted red pepper

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add cauliflower rice and salt; cook, stirring often, until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

  2. Heat the remaining 2 tsp. oil in the pan over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, chili powder, cumin, and oregano; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are softened, about 3 minutes. Add beans, roasted red pepper, and water; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice.

  3. Arrange the bean mixture with the hot cauliflower rice in a dinner bowl. Top with cheese and tomato. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

510 Calories
31g Fat
41g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 2 1/2 cups
Calories 510
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 20g 40%
Total Fat 31g 40%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 677mg 29%
Potassium 771mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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