I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE risotto. I love how decadent, rich and full of flavor it is. Traditional risotto (like this recipe) is not KETO friendly but when you use cauliflower rice it becomes VERY KETO friendly.
One skillet is all you need
The beauty of risotto is that it is typically made all on one pan. This makes it a perfect side dish for a busy weeknight or lazy weekend.
This time around I went with a simple parmesan risotto but if you wanted to add in some mushrooms or bacon you would cook them in the skillet before you add in the cauliflower rice. This way the flavors just build on one another. The base of this risotto is a little onion and garlic with butter, everything is better with butter… right?
Oh so creamy & rich
The beauty of having risotto on KETO is that the heavy cream is a welcome addition. In my onion the addition of heavy cream to risotto is truly what makes a risotto irresistible. It adds a richness and a velvety creaminess to each bite.
If you do not have heavy cream you can use half & half… whatever you have on hand.
Don’t forget the cheese
Most risottos will have a bit of cheese in them… for this dish I used parmesan. I love the saltiness and the extra little bite it brings to the dish. If you wanted you could use asiago or pecorino romano.
I prefer an Italian cheese for my risotto’s but whatever you prefer feel free to use. I have seen goat cheese or even blue cheese used before.
Risotto in no time
KETO Cauliflower Risotto
KETO Cauliflower Risotto is the perfect low carb side for dinner tonight. It comes together super quick and is loaded with tons of yummy flavor.