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5 from 2 votes

Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dairy Free, Grain/Gluten Free, Nut Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal, Vegan
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 sticks celery finely diced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or vegetable stock if vegan
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice approximately 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 tsp truffle oil optional


  • In a bowl soak the dried porcini mushrooms in 3/4 cup hot water for 20 minutes. Once soaked remove from the water and chop, save the liquid the mushrooms were soaking in.
  • In a frying pan sauté the sliced mushrooms, soaked mushrooms and crushed garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil on low heat, season with the chopped thyme and salt and cook until the mushrooms are golden in color (approx 8 minutes). Once cooked, set aside.
  • Cut a head of cauliflower into quarters and place in a food processor. Quickly pulse until the cauliflower is broken down into pieces the size of a grain of rice (don't blend for longer then necessary, you don't want the cauliflower to become too fine)
  • In a sauce pan heat the white wine, chicken stock and the water the mushrooms were soaking in and keep it on a low simmer.
  • Place a large pan on high heat, add the chopped onion, celery and a large spoonful of the stock/white wine mixture. As the liquid begins to evaporate, add another spoonful.
  • Add in the cauliflower rice along with a spoonful of the broth. as soon as the liquid has begun to evaporate add in another spoonful of broth. Repeat this process once or twice more, tasting the cauliflower each time for tenderness before adding more liquid. The cauliflower rice should be tender but not mushy.
  • Stir in the coconut cream and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving. To give the dish an extra kick of flavour, lightly drizzle with truffle oil.