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The best recipe for a cauliflower mushroom risotto.

Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Our Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto recipe is a creamy and delicious side dish that is packed with great flavor!


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided (sub with avocado oil)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/23/4 cup sweet yellow onion, diced
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 8oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower rice (homemade or store-bought)


  1. Bring a saucepan to a medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.
  2. Once olive oil is hot, add garlic and onion to sauté for about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add mushrooms and move around the hot pan. Allow them to cook and reduce, approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Add the last tablespoon of olive oil, stirring to coat the ingredients, and then add the arrowroot powder.  Stir to coat.
  5. Slowly add the coconut milk and stir to combine. Then add the almond milk and vegetable broth; stirring consistently.
  6. Add lemon juice and thyme and continue stirring.
  7. Taste and add additional salt or pepper, as desired.
  8. Stir in cauliflower rice and allow to cook 3-5 minutes (longer if desired).
  9. Serve immediately.


  • Coconut Milk: be sure to fully combine the coconut milk before use. (to re-combine, pour coconut milk into a wide-mouth mason jar and use an immersion blender to blend).
  • Whole30/Paleo: just check the vegetable broth ingredients before use.
  • Storage: for best results, use immediately but leftover risotto can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days.


  • Serving Size: 6oz
  • Calories: 126
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 43.8 mg
  • Fat: 11.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg