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Cheesy Cauliflower Risotto with Bacon

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars
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"Incredibly creamy and delicious alternative to your regular rice risotto. You'd never know this is cauliflower! Plus...who doesn't love bacon! Also gluten free."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 282
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove bacon using a slotted spoon and transfer to a small bowl.
  2. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the bacon fat. Saute until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add cauliflower rice and chicken stock and mix well. Let simmer until cauliflower rice has absorbed most of the stock, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in Parmesan cheese and heavy cream; mix well. Pulse a few times using an immersion blender to break down any large pieces. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in about 3/4 of the cooked bacon. Transfer risotto to a serving bowl and top with the remaining bacon.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 282 calories; 23.1 6.6 13.2 80 676 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Have made this twice...once as a light dinner with a salad and the next time at Christmas brunch. It’s simply amazing.....and the leftovers are even better!

Most helpful critical review

Well, that didn't go as expected. It was stringy and had a bitter taste from all the parmesean cheese, and there was a fair amount of "left over" cream in the bowl that was not absorbed. IF I ...

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Have made this twice...once as a light dinner with a salad and the next time at Christmas brunch. It’s simply amazing.....and the leftovers are even better!

We loved it, it's in our rotation now. I did use the riced vegetable mix so I had a little color from some peas which i have always enjoyed in risotto.

I didn't have a 16 oz frozen cauliflower rice but found a 12 oz bag in the store's fresh produce section so I went with that and cut the liquids back 25%. The fresh riced cauliflower never rea...

Well, that didn't go as expected. It was stringy and had a bitter taste from all the parmesean cheese, and there was a fair amount of "left over" cream in the bowl that was not absorbed. IF I ...

Great flavor! Will reduce amount of liquid next time. Was a little runny

Big thumbs up. Everyone was so reluctant to eat it because of the cauliflower and they all were scraping their bowls. Yummy. I didn't have chicken broth and just used water. I cooked it down...