Quick AND Healthy Cauliflower Spanish Rice

This quick and healthy Cauliflower Spanish Rice is a great side dish! It goes with Mexican food or just chicken. On those nights you don’t have much time just pick up a rotisserie chicken and add it into the dish. All of the ingredients, except for the bell peppers, are either pantry items or freezer items.

  • 1 bag of cauliflower bits (Buy a couple of bags and toss them in your freezer. They freeze beautifully and are a staple at my house.)
  • 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 can black beans (drained)

Saute cauliflower bits and bell pepper in olive oil until cauliflower bits start turning brown. Add tomatoes and black beans. Season dish with Uncle Chris’ Gourmet Steak Seasoning, ground cumin, and garlic powder to taste. Uncle Chris’ Gourmet Steak Seasoning is my favorite spice mixture because it is easy and adds wonderful flavor. It can be used on all meats and vegetables. If you have an avocado try dicing the avocado up and adding it to the top of the Cauliflower Spanish Rice.

To try Uncle Chris’ Gourmet Steak Seasoning click HERE.

Hope this quick and healthy Cauliflower Spanish Rice dish helps you gather your loved ones around Your Family Table: The Secret to a Healthy Family!

About Me

Thank you for taking a minute to gather around to hear a little bit about my story. I am the mother of 3 girls. Our youngest is 16 so I am entering a new phase in my life and I am learning how to relate to my children as adults. It is exciting to watch them grow into happy young women who are finding their own passions.

Mealtime has always been an important time of the day in my family. Growing up we sat down at the family table together every night. (A shout-out of “Thanks” to my mother!) That was how mealtime was modeled for me so that is what I did with my children too. I thought that was what every family did until my daughters would mention things like, “Did you know other families don’t eat together every night like we do?”

Gathering around the table in the evenings allows my family to connect after a busy day. We share problems, concerns, highs and lows. When the girls were younger it was an opportunity to teach table manners and practice conversation skills. No phones are allowed. My oldest daughter shared with me recently that she felt our family table was the best thing I did as a parent. Wow! I will be sharing ideas on how to make a family table happen in our busy lives.

I usually have at least a centerpiece on my dining table. I try to make the dining table a nice place to gather. A seasonal centerpiece is my favorite because I don’t have to change it very often. I like to keep placemats with chargers at each chair so the table looks “ready”. I will be sharing my table tips and tablescapes in this blog.

A simple cook….that’s me! I try to make balanced meals that are on the low carb side. I generally serve a protein and one side dish. I’m not very good at following a recipe. I would rather see a list of ingredients and tweak it to fit my family’s tastes. Canned goods and frozen items are always on my grocery list. I will have a recipe section on the blog.

I spent almost 20 years teaching. My husband and I remodel houses. Blogging is new to me so thank you for your patience while I learn. I hope you will follow my blog and sign up for my newsletter.

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Welcome to Table and Family!

This is a blog focusing on family, family meal time, table decoration ideas, and simple recipes.

Gathering around the table is the secret to a healthy family.

Table. What is a table? It is just a piece of furniture, right? Oh, it can really be so much more. Think of all the special occasions in your life when you have sat around a table with friends and family. The table brings us together as a group. We face each other. We talk. We share stories. We eat food. We laugh and smile. We become connected. A simple table brings families together and improves relationships. The table can improve our mental and even our physical health. The table is quite powerful when it is used regularly. I want families to start using their tables on a regular basis and that is why I’ve started this blog.

So gather around,