Garlicky Kale with Red Beans + Cauliflower Rice | Garlicky kale with red beans and low-carb cauliflower rice. An easy, quick, filling, weeknight meal. Cauliflower rice cooks in half the time of white rice and adds more nutritional benefits to the plate. Garlicky kale bowls for the win. #garlicklykale #cauliflowerrice

Garlicky Kale Bowls with Red Beans and Cauliflower Rice

This dish is wonderful out of the pan or the day after. Keep leftovers refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 - 4 bowls


  • 1 small head cauliflower {see notes}
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 6 cups Tuscan kale chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves grated or minced
  • 1 cup red kidney beans
  • pink Himalayan salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • scallions to garnish
  • parsley or cilantro to garnish
  • avocado to garnish
  • hot sauce to taste


  • Wash, dry and cut the caulker into florets. In a food processor pulse until riced. 
  • Add the cauliflower rice to a pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil and a pinch of salt. Over medium-high heat cook for 3 minutes while stirring occasionally. Scoop the rice into a bowl and set aside. 
  • To the pan add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, kale, and garlic. Saut√© over medium heat for 3 minutes while stirring occasionally. Then add in the beans, the rice and season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook until thoroughly heated. 
  • Portion into bowls and top with scallions, herbs and avocado and hot sauce if you prefer. 


If you don't want to make your own cauliflower rice, I don't blame you. You can purchase cauliflower rice in the freezer section of your grocer. Trader Joe's carries both a fresh and a frozen version.