Many readers tried out my Cauliflower Rice recipe with great success, so I thought I would share an offshoot of that recipe – Cauliflower Risotto. This risotto is rice, cheese and cream free, making it Paleo friendly, but most importantly, it is a great tasting dish.
It uses mashed pumpkin as a key ingredient so is also a fantastic way to use up any excess you might have left over from another meal. If you don’t have any left over it is easy enough to steam up some pumpkin to make the risotto.
- 600 grams cauliflower
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 405 grams mashed pumpkin (about one small butternut pumpkin)
- 42 mls coconut milk
- 1 tsp thai red curry spice mix (or preferred spice mix)
- 255 grams cooked chicken breast (about large uncooked chicken breast)
- Chop pumpkin and steam for 10 - 15 minutes until it is soft so you can make mashed pumpkin.
- While this is cooking, chop up cauliflower into small pieces, removing the thick stems.
- Finely chop onion.
- Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse cauliflower until it is a fine consistency similar to couscous.
- Heat oil in a large frying pan on a low to med heat. Add onion and fry gently for a couple of minutes.
- Add spice mix and stir for another minute or so.
- Add the cauliflower and mix gently until well combined
- Place lid on the frying pan and cook on very low temp for about 10 minutes.
- While the cauliflower is cooking, mash up the pumpkin.
- Once smooth add coconut milk, salt and pepper to the pumpkin and mix well and set aside.
- Pan fry the chicken breast, so it is nicely browned, then chop it up into small pieces.
- Test that the cauliflower is the right texture for you. The longer it cooks the softer the cauliflower becomes. Once you are happy with it add the chicken to the frying pan and combine well.
- Slowly add the mashed pumpkin, mixing gently as you add it.
- Serve and enjoy!
Our Family Menu Plan For This Week
Week Commencing 3rd August
Banana and Oat Muffins
|Mon||Slow cooker Paleo beef stew|
|Tue||Chicken Stir Fry (recipe to come)|
|Wed||Spiced lamb with cous cous (recipe to come)|
|Thu||Slow cooker roast beef|
|Fri||Home made hamburgers and salad|
|Shopping List||Weekly menu plan shopping list 3rd August|
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- Create weekly menu plans quickly, choosing as many meals per day as you would like to plan for.
- Generate the shopping list for all the meals selected.
- Modify the shopping list to check off items you already have at home.
- Email the shopping list to yourself and/or others.
The most popular recipes from the blog have been included and more will be added on a weekly basis. The app will notify you when new recipes have been added, so you will be able to deliver plenty of variety in your family’s menu plans. Each recipe lists the ingredients required, easy to follow instructions and a photo from the blog.
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