California-Style Cauliflower Rice and Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 red, orange or yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon kosher salt

One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup salsa

1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Working in batches, add the cauliflower to a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles rice. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and cook the onion and garlic, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add the cauliflower rice, cumin, paprika, salt and black beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the salsa and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in the cilantro and serve.
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