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gluten-free southwest rice bowl
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Gluten-Free Southwest Rice Bowl

This recipe is one of my busy night go-tos. I keep cauliflower rice and BurgerFit burgers always in my freezer and canned black beans in my pantry. With always having these handy, I can throw together a healthy dinner in minutes. I can also throw in greens, cooked veggies, and fresh cilantro if I have any. This is also one of Fletcher’s favorite meals, he is always asking me for rice and beans. He has no idea that he is actually eating cauliflower or veggies in his burgers.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Dairy-free, Easy, Gluten-free
Servings: 3
Calories: 190kcal


  • Skillet
  • Measuring spoons


Topping Ideas

  • Pico de gallo or salsa
  • Sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • Shredded cheese
  • Cilantro


  • Heat a skillet on medium heat with 1 tsp cooking fat.
  • Add the cauliflower rice to the skillet and cook 3-4 minutes or until heated. 
  • Add salt, cumin, paprika, garlic, and stir. Add black beans and BurgerFit burger, and cook until heated thoroughly. 
  • Add your favorite toppings.


The Southwest Rice Bowl is your go-to dish for sneaking in extra veggies. You can use cauliflower instead of rice, add peppers, onions, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, or anything else you have. Once the extra toppings on there like cheese, sour cream, salsa and/or hot sauce, picky eaters won't be able to tell the difference.
Our favorite BurgerFit burgers for this recipe:


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 3mg