Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Love Risotto? Me too! Hate what it does to your waistline? Try this recipe. Cauliflower is a great substitute for rice, and a very low carb option.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the Cauliflower "Rice". Using a food processor grind the fresh cauliflower until it is rice size.
  2. Steam or Microwave for 5 Minutes.
  3. Use a strainer if necessary to press out any addition liquid. Set Aside.
  4. Sautee the onion and garlic in the olive in a frying pan.
  5. Add zucchini cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add "rice", salt & pepper, cream and broth.
  7. Cook until it starts to reduce approximately 8 min, add parm. cheese; stir.
  8. Voila, your done. Very easy. I like to toss some fresh chopped Italian (Flat Leaf) Parsley right on top before serving. This makes a great hearty main course dish. Very Low Carb.
  9. Substitutions: I like to mix it up and use different vegetables, or add meat like shrimp or chicken. Just keep all the basics the same, try making it with asparagus or mushrooms.
Most Helpful

I was a bit skeptic but this recipe is quite amazing. I substituted the cream with 1% milk and it was fantastic. I had to use 1 cauliflower since it made so much.

kubo July 16, 2016

This was absolutely delicious! I'm doing the South Beach diet, and this was such a nice treat! My husband could hardly tell it was cauliflower. I wasn't really sure where the butter came in, so I added it after the cauliflower, cream (fat free half and half, in my case) and broth. I also added shrimp during the last few minutes before adding the cheese...

Lisa L. January 28, 2014

This was wonderful!! I have a happy hubby! Risotto was a rare treat at our house because it is not exactly what I would call healthy, but now I'll make it often. Already made it twice!

njeana25 March 15, 2011