Keto Garlic Cauliflower Risotto

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  • prep time

    prep time

    1 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    13 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    14 min

Keto Garlic Cauliflower Risotto

58 ratings

Want to impress your friends or family with your cooking skills? This simple cauliflower rice risotto is beautiful to look at, delicious to eat, and it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between this side dish and traditional risotto made with rice. Just a few spices, and you’ve elevated your plain cauliflower rice to a next-level accompaniment to your favorite meal. A suggested pairing would be the CarbManager Pan Roasted Flounder with Tomato Cream Sauce.

  • Net Carbs

    3.5 g

  • Fiber

    3.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    6.9 g

  • Protein

    8.9 g

  • Fats

    7.7 g

134 cals

Keto Garlic Cauliflower Risotto

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  • Cauliflower Rice

    Cauliflower Rice

    1-½ cup

  • Chicken Broth Homemade

    Chicken Broth Homemade

    0.5 1 cup

  • Butter


    ½ tablespoon

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ tsp

  • Spices Oregano Dried

    Spices Oregano Dried

    ¼ tsp, ground

  • Spices Garlic Powder

    Spices Garlic Powder

    ½ tsp

  • Grated Parmesan Cheese

    Grated Parmesan Cheese

    ¼ cup

Recipe Steps

steps 4

14 min

  • Step 1

    Combine the cauliflower rice and chicken broth in a wide, shallow pan. Cover with a lid, and heat the ingredients on medium heat to a gentle simmer. Remove the lid, and let the chicken broth and additional moisture reduce almost completely.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Stir in the butter, salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic. Keep the heat on medium low, and let the cauliflower soak in the butter and seasonings.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Finally, turn the heat to as low as possible, and stir in the parmesan cheese. This will turn your cauliflower into “risotto” and give it a thick consistency.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    For a traditional serving style, pack the cauliflower risotto into a rounded, small bowl. Then, turn it over onto a dish for serving. Otherwise, enjoy as is, hot!
    Step 4

Comments 31

  • UnbelievableKale557361

    UnbelievableKale557361 6 months ago

    Is chicken broth 1 and 1/2 cup?

    • UnbelievableMacadamia916358

      UnbelievableMacadamia916358 6 months ago

      1/2 cup

  • Sissypom

    Sissypom a year ago

    Love it

    • curlykbear

      curlykbear a year ago

      Very tasty and super easy! Thank you!!

      • Lulupad

        Lulupad 2 years ago

        Easy recipe to follow. Not bad but missed the heavy cream.

        • IneffableMacadamia638933

          IneffableMacadamia638933 2 years ago

          Easy to make and flavorful!

          • MangoBarb99

            MangoBarb99 2 years ago

            Tasty. Mine threw too much water but it was quick n had bice flavor. I added fresh garlic.

            • Marie

              Marie 2 years ago

              Ridiculously quick and easy. Very tasty and satisfying. I love it

              • Christinals

                Christinals 3 years ago

                I love this and it’s becoming a staple.

                • Bldblueys

                  Bldblueys 3 years ago

                  Love this recipe I had added some organic baby bella mushrooms

                  • Dykmorgan

                    Dykmorgan 3 years ago

                    This dish was soooo good. I used green giant river cauliflower with lemon and garlic, but everything else I did exact and this dish is delicious. I paired this with the lemon paprika shrimp recipe and everyone loved it.

                    • Mommy

                      Mommy 3 years ago

                      I love this recipe

                      • Kmcgill

                        Kmcgill 3 years ago

                        This is absolutely delicious, even my kids liked it!!

                        • 19Bart74

                          19Bart74 3 years ago

                          Made it with frozen cauliflower rice. made sure to get excess water out and used a shaved Parm. Delicious

                          • Kitten

                            Kitten 3 years ago

                            I used chopped cauliflower and put it in a food processor to make it more rice-like. I added a small amount of cream to it and it came out delicious! Thanks for this recipe. Was a delicious addition to the butter chicken thighs.

                            • StellarCauliflower473224

                              StellarCauliflower473224 3 years ago

                              Heavy cream?

                          • Turkey

                            Turkey 3 years ago

                            I used real garlic as im not a huge fan of garlic powder and added cream and diced rotisserie chicken. I wasn't inlove with it without the chicken but when you add the chicken its quite tasty.

                            • Chele2714

                              Chele2714 3 years ago

                              Was delicious

                              • Heronda40

                                Heronda40 3 years ago

                                This was really good and easy to fix!

                                • Linzgal

                                  Linzgal 3 years ago

                                  Added some minced mushrooms. OMG! It was so good and I don’t even love cauliflower!

                                  • AmyMutts

                                    AmyMutts 4 years ago

                                    Added a splash of lemon juice and a drizzle of truffle oil when it was finished for extra umami. Yum!

                                    • Maharvelous

                                      Maharvelous 4 years ago

                                      This is soo delicious! I added a splash of cream at the end like another user suggested and it was scrumptious!!

                                      • Jmurphy9551

                                        Jmurphy9551 4 years ago

                                        What an awesome recipe!!! I added a squeeze of lemon and it was over the top!!! Thanks for the share!!!

                                        • Tcartwheel

                                          Tcartwheel 4 years ago

                                          Served with beef tenderloin and it was perfect!

                                          • Marsha871

                                            Marsha871 4 years ago

                                            First time making and it was delicious. Doubled the recipe and we ate as a main dish for dinner.

                                            • MichaelPete

                                              MichaelPete 4 years ago

                                              I tweaked this recipe a bit to be able to use a whole head of cauliflower at once. Pretty much came out to 3 x recipe except don't triple the stock. Keep it to a scant cup or it won't cook off completely and then you can add a tablespoon or two of cream to give it a richer and creamier texture. Awesome recipe that I will be making again.

                                              • veronicabell56426a

                                                veronicabell56426a 4 years ago

                                                I used the frozen cauliflower. Just had to reduce it down a little longer. Good flavor. I will make this again.

                                                • Kikikim

                                                  Kikikim 4 years ago

                                                  I thought this tasted good,however the next time I make it I will replace the oregano with fresh basil. The oregano had too strong of a taste for us. Also, I made it with frozen califlower rice which made less then expected from the original recipe. I will double it next time and eat the required serving from CarbManager.

                                                  • MJ

                                                    MJ 4 years ago

                                                    I’ve made this several times now twice with fresh ground cauliflower rice and once with frozen. When I used frozen the amount of cauliflower used had to be increased to account for the fact that the ice expands the “rice” and when the water cooks out it shrinks. This happens far less with fresh I highly recommend not using frozen if you can avoid it.

                                                    • 6speedt

                                                      6speedt 4 years ago

                                                      Taste good but looks like 1 serving to me. Cauliflower really shrunk up. Next time I need to double the recipe. My result was almost a cup. 5 stars for taste but 3 for quantity. I didn’t expect a huge quantity but what I got was pretty small. Especially for 2 people. Wish I could add a picture.

                                                      • MJ

                                                        MJ 4 years ago

                                                        Just remember that the adjustment will raise your carbs.