Cauliflower Risotto


Cauliflower rice stands in for arborio in this recipe that's not only lower in carbs than traditional risotto, but also way faster and easier to make! In just 20 minutes you'll have a flavorful and healthy vegetable side to go with dinner.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 cups


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup sliced shallot (about 1 large)

  • 4 cups cauliflower rice, fresh or frozen (thawed)

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, parsley or basil

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add cauliflower rice, pepper and salt; cook until softened, stirring occasionally, 3 to 6 minutes.

  2. Whisk broth, wine and cornstarch in a small bowl and add to the pan. Cook, stirring, until the liquid is creamy and thick, 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan, herbs and butter.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
13g Fat
11g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g 13%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Vitamin A 491IU 10%
Vitamin C 45mg 49%
Folate 9mcg 2%
Sodium 368mg 16%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 11mg 3%
Potassium 143mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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