Cauliflower Risotto With Asparagus and Mushrooms

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Cauliflower Risotto With Asparagus and Mushrooms

Creamy, lemony cauliflower risotto with savory asparagus, mushrooms and parmesan is a delicious way to enjoy risotto with a fraction of the carbs and a boost in nutrition.  

Take advantage of the sale on fresh asparagus and cauliflower at Safeway to make this delicious cauliflower risotto recipe for a meal or side dish this week.  

If you are following a low-carb, keto or Mediterranean diet, you may miss the carb-heavy risotto, but the fact is that you can enjoy risotto with riced cauliflower.  It will not have the same starchy consistency that a true risotto has, but it is incredibly flavorful and you can achieve the creamy texture with enough parmesan cheese and butter in the dish. 

While a traditional risotto is made with arborio rice, you won’t miss the carbs in this recipe. 

Ingredients in Riced Cauliflower Risotto

  • 1/2 head cauliflower, riced (1 1/2 cups riced cauliflower)
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups asparagus, chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • lemon zest

 

How to Make Riced Cauliflower Risotto

Start by placing chopped cauliflower florets into a high-powered blender or food processor to “rice” the cauliflower.  Pulse for about 10 times until the cauliflower is small, riced pieces.  Do not puree or blend, or you will not have the riced texture required. 

If you want to use a prepackaged riced cauliflower – that is perfectly fine and will work great in this recipe. 

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet and add the garlic, onion and mushrooms.  Cook until the onions are softened and the mushrooms caramelized.  

Add the chopped asparagus and cook for 1-2 minutes until tender.  Add the cauliflower and stir to combine.

Pour the white wine into the skillet, and add 2 tablespoons of butter and the grated parmesan cheese.  Stir until the wine has evaporated and the vegetables are soft and the cauliflower risotto has a creamy texture. 

Top with fresh zested lemon for an extra zing of freshness and flavor boost. 

 

 

 

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Cauliflower Risotto With Asparagus and Mushrooms

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower Risotto
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories:
Author: Eva Fry

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head cauliflower riced (1 1/2 cups riced cauliflower)
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups asparagus chopped into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 cup onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/4 cup white wine

Instructions

  • Start by placing chopped cauliflower florets into a high-powered blender or food processor to "rice" the cauliflower.  Pulse for about 10 times until the cauliflower is small, riced pieces.  Do not puree or blend, or you will not have the riced texture required.
  • If you want to use a prepackaged riced cauliflower - that is perfectly fine and will work great in this recipe.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet and add the garlic, onion and mushrooms.  Cook until the onions are softened and the mushrooms caramelized.
  • Add the chopped asapragus and cook for 1-2 minutes until tender.  Add the cauliflower and stir to combine.
  • Pour the white wine into the skillet, and add 2 tablespoons of butter and the grated parmesan cheese.  Stir until the wine has evaporated and the vegetables are soft and the cauliflower risotto has a creamy texture.

Cauliflower Risotto Ingredients

What to serve with Cauliflower Risotto?

This low-carb cauliflower risotto makes a perfect meal in itself, or you can serve alongside a lean and low-carb protein like chicken, fish, or pork.   See below for my suggestions of the perfect pairing for this risotto. 

Easy Bruschetta Chicken

Mediterranean Chicken With Olives, Tomatoes and Artichoke Hearts

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Grilled Mediterranean Salmon

Sheet-Pan Almond Crusted Chicken with Lemon Basil Garlic Sauce

Pan Seared Pork Chops With Brown Butter Garlic Herb Sauce

 

Check out additional cauliflower and asparagus recipes here:

Spring Pasta Salad With Asparagus, Tomatoes and Peas

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus With Chive Aioli Recipe

Zesty Grilled Asparagus

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos With Lime Green Chile Crema

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Creamy Roasted Cauliflower & Red Pepper Soup

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