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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

282 calories; protein 13.2g 27% DV; carbohydrates 6.6g 2% DV; fat 23.1g 36% DV; cholesterol 79.7mg 27% DV; sodium 675.9mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2019
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2019
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 make it again I would chop the mushrooms first and either use a different creamier cheese or 1/2 the amount of parmesean. My family ate it but were not bowled over--even with bacon in it. The sticky mess it made in my pan and on my dishes was not worth the results.:( Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2019
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2018
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2019
So good Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2019
Great flavor. Didn t get thick so I ll reduce the amount of liquid next time. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/28/2019
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 make it again I would chop the mushrooms first and either use a different creamier cheese or 1/2 the amount of parmesean. My family ate it but were not bowled over--even with bacon in it. The sticky mess it made in my pan and on my dishes was not worth the results.:( Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2020
Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2019
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 for about 15 minutes instead of 5 per the instructions. I used 6 slices of bacon. The store didn't have a 16 oz bag so I used two 10oz; one was herb flavored and the other was garlic flavored. This will be on a regular rotation!! Way to go Dads That Cook. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2019
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 really "absorbed" any liquid I had to simmer 15 minutes and there was still chicken broth left. I also didn't have an immersion blender so the final product was thinner than I wanted but WOW the flavor! I would cut the liquid back another 15% if you don't blend. We used the liquid as a steak sauce. Great flavor! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2020
Very tasty! Read More
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