Monday, June 18, 2012

Cauliflower Risotto


The picture rivals that of the Apple Cinnamon N'Oatmeal for its ability to be unattractive but yet MORE than delish! If you can have dairy, you must.have.this! Goes well with just about anything - heck i ate a bowl of it alone! I'd like to apologize for the picture and you can thank me for this yummy creamy cheezy goodness in advance :)


Cauliflower Risotto

Ingredients
1 head cauliflower, riced
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ C dry white wine (optional but I wouldn’t leave it out)
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 C chicken broth
1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
Sea salt & fresh ground pepper

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the onion and cauliflower, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add the wine  and cook, stirring, until evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the broth, coconut milk and 1 teaspoon salt; Bring to a boil then add the butter, cheese and parsley, stirring vigorously until the risotto is creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.



15 comments:

Cindi said...

This sounds awesome--we cook cauli in its' various forms at least 3x a week, so any new way to serve it is a good thing. Interesting fact: because parmesan is a VERY aged cheese, it is nearly 100% lactose free. (But not casien free).

Orleatha Smith said...

i didnt know that about parm -- all the more reason to LOVE it!!! :)

Amy said...

Haha, I have the same exact problem with food photography! I've actually made this before but not with coconut milk (which I love) gotta try this version. Thanks! Also, your story is amazing, keep it up!

Amy said...

Haha, I have the same exact problem with food photography! I've actually made this before but not with coconut milk (which I love) gotta try this version. Thanks! Also, your story is amazing, keep it up!

Amy said...

Haha, I have the same exact problem with food photography! I've actually made this before but not with coconut milk (which I love) gotta try this version. Thanks! Also, your story is amazing, keep it up!

Jenn E said...

This looks good. I'll help ya with the pics if I can get some of that Paleo knowledge from you. :-)

Orleatha Smith said...

I'm going to hold you to that!

Orleatha Smith said...

The coconut gives it a deeply sweet flavor! YUM!

TimDog said...

Just made this recipe last night as a side for steak... IT WAS DELICIOUS!! Thanks for the great idea! This is now my favorite cauliflower side.

TimDog said...

May I ask if there's a reason you chose olive oil instead of coconut oil? I was thinking of using coconut oil for this recipe, but I wondered if there was a reason you didn't choose to use it.

Orleatha Smith said...

Hey Tim! Glad you liked it!!! The only reason i didnt use coconut oil is because i find that the onions and garlic carmelize better in olive oil... not sure why though... give coconut oil a try and let me know how it turns out! :)

TimDog said...

Yeah, I'll play around with other fats, and let you know if I find anything great. Balanced Bites has me all worried about cooking with olive oil... :)

Thanks again for this fantastic idea!!

B Harris said...

Ok, I'm kind of new to the Paleo thing. How does one rice cauliflower? It sounds really yummy :)

Orleatha Smith said...

Good job on making the jump! It's been an awesome ride for me :)

Cauliflower rice is raw cauliflower that's grated or shredded until it looks like rice. Then you can use it just as you would regular grain rice. I've use it in stuffings, casseroles and made shrimp fried rice with it! Here's my post on cauli-rice: http://mrspaleo.blogspot.com/2011/08/so-you-just-dont-have-time.html

William said...

AMAZING!! I can't believe this is a "diet." I have been eating like a King for 4 months now and have lost 50 lbs so far. Love it! This one is a KEEPER!!