If you are looking for an amazing low carb Risotto then you are going to love this easy to make Cauliflower Risotto. This easy Cauliflower rice Risotto is done in 15 minutes and has all the flavors you love!
Cauliflower Rice Risotto
I want rich flavors and tasty meals without feeling bad about eating them. Low carb Cauliflower Risotto is seriously one of the most amazing side dishes ever. Normally when you make Risotto it involves rice, which is heavy in carbs. Cauliflower Rice Risotto is a lighter version of the amazing dish that you can happily enjoy while knowing it is a healthy side dish.
If you are eating keto or low carb this keto Cauliflower Risotto is the perfect recipe to replace the traditional risotto made with white rice. Not only is it perfect for a low carb diet but the family will love it because it has all the flavors they love.
What is Cauliflower Rice Risotto?
This Low carb Cauliflower Rice Risotto is similar to rice risotto except made with cauliflower rice instead of white rice. You will get the same flavors that you love in a much lower carb and quicker to make recipe.
How to Store Cauliflower Rice Risotto
Allow the leftovers to cool and then store in an air tight container in the fridge. It will keep for 3-4 days.
If you want to freeze it you can, just allow it to cool completely and store in a zip close bag. It will keep for about 3 months. To serve let it thaw in the fridge over night and reheat in the microwave or a skillet.
What to serve with Keto Cauliflower Risotto
There are many side dishes that pair perfectly with this easy cauliflower side dish. It pairs well with just about any chicken, beef, pork or seafood recipe. If you are looking for a main dish idea check out a few of our favorites.
- Spinach Stuffed chicken
- Asparagus stuffed chicken
- Pesto stuffed chicken
- Lemon Garlic Shrimp
- Italian dressing Chicken
- Lemon Garlic Tilapia
Variations of this recipe
Take a short cut. If you want a total short cut for this recipe use two bags of Green Giant Cauliflower Risotto Medley Riced Veggies. For taking the photos I used these bags, but I have made it with fresh made riced cauliflower many times.
Use Frozen Cauliflower Rice. If you are short on time you can totally use frozen riced cauliflower but I find that it tastes much better when I make my own riced cauliflower. Making your own is super easy and only takes a few minutes.
Add more veggies. The Risotto Medley Riced Veggies has asparagus in it, it adds another layer of flavor and texture, so chop up a few pieces of asparagus and add it in.
Cauliflower Rice Risotto Ingredients
- onion, diced
- garlic, minced
- fresh or frozen riced cauliflower
- grated parmesan cheese
- heavy cream
How to Make Cauliflower Risotto
Make your riced cauliflower if you are using fresh made riced cauliflower. Wash and chop the mushrooms.
In a sauté pan over medium heat cook the butter and onions until the onions have softened.
Add in the garlic, mushrooms and cauliflower, cook for 5-10 minutes until the cauliflower has softened. The time it will take depends on the the stove and the pan you are using.
Once the juices from the butter and cauliflower have cooked away, stir in the cheese, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Cook until the sauce has thickened about 5 minutes.
Top with parsley and enjoy.
Easy Cauliflower Rice Recipes
Cauliflower rice Risotto
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 small onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup mushrooms
- 1 head cauliflower riced or 2 bags frozen cauliflower
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon parsley optional
- Make your riced cauliflower.
- In a saute pan over medium heat cook the butter and onions until the onions have softened.
- Add in the garlic and cauliflower, cook for 10 minutes until the cauliflower has softened.
- Stir in the cheese, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Cook until the sauce has thickened about 5 minutes.
- Top with parsley and enjoy.