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Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Cauliflower Rice Risotto with Mushrooms : Low Carb : Paleo : Vegan

This recipe suggestion from Lisa at Low Carb Yum is for a low carb and paleo friendly cauliflower rice risotto with mushrooms and makes a great low carb rice substitute. It’s a simple side dish for any low carb/keto meal and is easy to prepare. It goes well with any meat, chicken, a baked fish fillet or other vegetable(s) … so many possibilities.

It’s also a vegan friendly dish since there’s no animal based ingredients. So you may want to serve it with a plant based chicken or beef substitute low in carbs. Or, serve it with a side of asparagus or collard greens.You can also reheat any leftovers, and serve with a small side salad, it makes a tasty lunch.  

Serves Six
2 tablespoons butter flavoured coconut oil
2 cloves garlic finely chopped or minced
1 head cauliflower, riced
4 ounces (100g) mushrooms chopped
1/2 cup (120g) coconut cream
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
fresh parsley for garnish

1. Over medium high heat, melt coconut oil in a large skillet. Then add garlic and cook until fragrant and slightly golden.
2. Add mushrooms and sautée until tender and lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes.
3. Add in the riced cauliflower and stir until well blended with the mushrooms.
4. Stir in the coconut cream and nutritional yeast until heated. Remove from heat, garnish with parsley and serve.
Butter, ghee, or cooking oil can be used in place of the butter flavoured coconut oil.
Heavy cream can be used instead of the coconut cream and cheese can be used in place of the nutritional yeast if dairy-free and vegan is not needed.

This low carb side dish can easily be made into a meal by adding in meat like beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp. Vegan meat substitutes work well too.

See Lisa's original recipe with video and step by step guide here

A variety of recipe ideas and articles are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds very good. Thanks for sharing, Valerie

eileeninmd said...

I have never tried the cauliflower rice, I love the mushroom risotto.
Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think I might really LIKE this one, Jan.

Elephant's Child said...

This is another I will bookmark for later. Many thanks.

CJ Kennedy said...

I wish Himself liked cauliflower

Chatty Crone said...

That looks yummy!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

A recipe right up my alley, I'll be making over the weekend !

carol l mckenna said...

Oh so yummy ~ great recipe ~ thanks ^_^

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DVArtist said...

Ohhh what a great recipe. Thank you for sharing this one.

My name is Erika. said...

The coconut cream sounds like an interesting ingredient. Yum!

Louca por porcelana said...

Looks great!I will try it.Hugs!

Angie said...

I love risotto - I will have to give this a try!

Jo said...

I haven't tried cauliflower rice, but I do love cauliflower and mushrooms so I'm sure I'd enjoy this.

Iris Flavia said...

These are crazy times! Since days I tried to get cauilflower to give it a go on the BBQ - I get none!!! Different stores, nothing.

mamasmercantile said...

Certainly sounds and looks good.

Ygraine said...

Oh WOW, this does look so delicious!!
I had just been wondering what to cook for lunch, and now...problem solved!
Thank you so much!😊😊

Stay safe and happy.

Hugs xxx

Margaret D said...

Love cauliflour and the recipe sounds and looks nice.
Take care.

Carla from The River said...

Thank you Jan.. it does sound yummy!

Martha said...

Really yummy! I'd very much enjoy this.

angryparsnip said...

This sounds like something I can eat. I will have to try this.
Hope you are safe and doing fine.

Snowbird said...

That looks absolutely

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

I love cauliflower and rice, so this dish is perfect for me.

Debbie said...

this sounds really good!!! i hope you guys are safe, and doing well!!!