Carne Asada Cauliflower Rice Bowl

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Carne Asada Cauliflower Rice Bowl

A healthy, gluten-free meal perfect for lunch or dinner any day of the week.
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings 4 - 6



  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (16 ounce) bag cauliflower rice or pearls
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • zest and juice of 1 1/2 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Romain lettuce, shredded
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup Cotija cheese
  • 1 cup salsa


  1. In a food safe plastic bag, add olive oil, orange juice, garlic, chipotle peppers, lime zest and juice. Add steak, seal the bag and marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes or in the refrigerator overnight. To make cauliflower rice, preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Spread the riced cauliflower out onto 1-2 baking sheets.
  3. Toss together olive oil, lime zest and juice, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Transfer to oven and cook 10 minutes. Toss and cook an additional 5 to 10 minutes until cauliflower is tender. Remove and stir in cilantro.
  5. Preheat your grill to high.
  6. Remove steak from marinade and grill for 5-8 minutes, flip and cook and additional 5 minutes or until done.
  7. Remove steak from grill and allow to rest 10 minutes.
  8. Slice steak thinly against the grain.
  9. To serve, scoop cauliflower rice into a bowl, top with steak, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, cheese, and favorite salsa.

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