Looking for an easy and super healthy family dinner idea? This Cauliflower Risotto With Grilled Shrimp recipe is for sure the answer! It is gluten free, Paleo and Keto diet friendly. Make it in 30 minutes or less, and the entire family can enjoy this healthy meal that is full of flavor and nutrition.
Cauliflower Risotto With Grilled Shrimp
First of all, let me say that this is really a delicious and nutritious family meal. I have been wanting to try cauliflower as a replacement for rice for a long time, but don’t really know why I waited so long because cauliflower risotto tastes amazing. This recipe is so easy to make, and all you need is a few ingredients and about 30 minutes. That’s all it takes for a family dinner everyone will absolutely love! Give this recipe a try and you won’t be disappointed.
If you like cauliflower, please see my other 15 OMG I Didn’t Know I Could Make This With Cauliflower Recipes. You will find delicious ways to incorporate cauliflower into your weekly meals. Using cauliflower in your recipes is also the perfect way to sneak in veggies, because those picky eaters who just won’t get near them will want to give it a try.
Interested also in trying a quick cauliflower snack made with only three ingredients? See my Cauliflower Popcorn. Even people who do not like cauliflower change their minds after trying this recipe. Creativity and presenting food in a different way will make those picky eaters love new flavors.
How do you make cauliflower risotto?
When I first saw cauliflower rice recipes, I always wondered how to make cauliflower transform into rice. Furthermore, I thought it was going to be very difficult and time consuming. But to my surprise, making cauliflower risotto is rather simple. All you need is a food processor, a knife, and a cauliflower head.
Some supermarkets will have the cauliflower already shredded and even frozen in a bag for you which is super convenient. Don’t worry If you can’t find it, just buy a whole cauliflower, cut it into pieces, and put it in the food processor. Pulse a few times and you will have your cauliflower rice ready, it is super easy.
To make cauliflower risotto you need to make sure you steam the cauliflower for a few minutes before you cook it in the pan. I steamed mine for about 3-5 minutes and it came out perfect. Steaming is the best way to cook vegetables to retain all their nutritional value.
Choosing good quality shrimp for your risotto is important
Make sure you buy wild caught shrimp because it is really the most flavorful, healthiest, and cleanest kind you can get. I am lucky because I live in Miami, and can find local wild shrimp from Key West most of the time.
This wonderful small crustacean is low in calories and an excellent source of protein. Four ounces steamed contains over 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, over 50% for phosphorous, and over 30% for choline, copper, and iodine. Learn more about the healthy benefits of eating shrimp HERE.
What is the problem with farmed shrimp? About 90 percent of the shrimp we eat in the US is imported. It is important to know that shrimp in some developing countries are raised in dirty conditions, and only about 2 percent gets actually inspected by US regulatory agencies. Shrimp, more than any other seafood, has also been found to be contaminated with banned chemicals and pesticides. Above all, I try to avoid harmful ingredients in my food.
A cauliflower risotto recipe everyone will love
Just look at my wonderful cauliflower risotto. I am so proud of my recipe and the fact my family loved it. Even my husband who is my toughest critic didn’t have anything bad to say about this dish. The best part is this is a great healthy option for a weekly meal.
Choosing the best quality ingredients and knowing where food comes from is very important to me. I always try to use fresh ingredients, and avoid processed foods. Now we can enjoy another easy to make, great family dinner idea that everyone loves.Print
Delicious and healthy dinner recipe substituting rice for nutritious cauliflower. Easy to make and super family friendly.
- 1 cauliflower
- 1 pound of shrimp (medium size)
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 1 cup vegetable broth (you can use chicken too) *about
- 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice (I used white cheddar) *about
- 1/2 cup milk *about
- Olive oil or ghee
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Put the cauliflower head in the food processor first and then steam for about 3-5 minutes not more.
- In a large pan, using ghee or a little olive oil, sauté your shrimp (already cleaned and seasoned with salt and pepper) for about 5-7 minutes or until done. Set aside
- In the same pan, place a little olive oil or ghee and sauté the onion and garlic first. Then add the cauliflower, the broth, milk and finally the cheese. You can start adding the liquids little by little and mixing well to see if you need more or less. If you want your risotto really cheesy, add more shredded cheese.
- Cover the pan and let it cook in medium heat for about 5-10 mins.
- Serve with the shrimp on top of the cauliflower risotto.
- Add some parmesan cheese if you like.
- Enjoy a wonderful and delicious meal.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: quick, easy, cauliflower, risotto with shrimp, cauliflower risotto
Hope you enjoy my recipes and please let me know if you have any questions. Likewise, your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Almost all my recipes are extremely easy to make and I like to stay away from processed foods as much as possible. You will find simple meals made with high quality ingredients. A healthy lifestyle and some creativity is all that it takes because your family deserves the best always.