On July 14, Rubio’s Coastal Grill will offer Cauliflower Rice in all California, Arizona and Nevada restaurants. Providing a healthy, plant-based option for guests, the new menu option aligns with Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian eating preferences.

With health benefits, fewer calories and carbs compared to rice, Cauli Rice, is available for an additional $2 as a substitute for rice in any of Rubio’s bowls and burritos. It can also be ordered as a side with any entrée or kids meal.

“Rubio’s guests are incredibly food savvy and appreciate being able to order meals customized to their wellness goals,” said Rubio’s Co-Founder Ralph Rubio. “When Cauli Rice is substituted in place of rice in our California Bowl, the Cauli Rice is just 130 calories with 7 net carbs per serving. It’s an easy swap that tastes delicious with great health benefits.”

Made from riced cauliflower cooked with fresh cilantro, lime juice, lemongrass and sea salt, Rubio’s Cauli Rice is the perfect complement to Rubio’s signature Mexican flavors. Cauli rice is a functional and nutrient-dense food that contains antioxidants, such as Vitamin A and C, fiber, potassium, and calcium.

About Rubio’s® Restaurants:

Rubio’s first opened in 1983 in the San Diego neighborhood of Mission Bay. Today, Rubio’s uses responsibly sourced seafood and continues to expand its menu with innovative recipes ranging from seafood tacos and burritos to California Bowls and crisp, fresh salads. In addition, Rubio’s offers all-natural chicken, raised without antibiotics, and all-natural USDA Choice steak, “no fried” pinto beans, handmade guacamole, a variety of proprietary salsas, and craft beer and hard seltzer beverage options. The award-winning restaurant regularly receives accolades for its famous Original Fish Taco®. It was also recently ranked as one of Fast Casual’s “Top 50 Movers and Shakers” as well as one of the top five most loved fast casual chains ranked by Foodable Labs and Digital CoCo. Rubio’s is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., has over 3,000 employees and currently operates over 150 restaurants in California, Arizona and Nevada.