Strawberry Risotto

Posted on Feb 13 2015 - 5:59am by Marianne

A retro risotto recipe that includes strawberries. Eaten as a main course, I substituted arborio rice with cauliflower rice, it is sure to tantalize your taste buds. The cauliflower rice turns into a lovely pink colour which will entice your children.

Tell me, who is salivating while reading this?

Strawberry Risotto
Serves 4
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Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
23 min
Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
23 min
  1. 1 Tbls of ghee
  2. 300g (0.66 lbs) of strawberries, washed, hulled and chopped.
  3. 500g (1.1lbs) of cauliflower florets washed.
  4. 1 small red onion or 2 shallots chopped
  5. 1/2 cup to 1 cup of homemade chicken or vegetable broth kept hot.
  6. Pinch of sea salt
  7. Parmesan (optional) (Whole30? = no no)
  1. In a hand blender pulse your cauliflower florets for a couple of times. Check the grains after each pulse. It should resemble small rice grains not mushy.
  2. Heat the ghee in a frypan and add the onion and cook until soft.
  3. On high heat add the cauliflower rice and stir to coat with the onion and ghee.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of hot broth, stir and simmer for a minute to absorb.
  5. Add the strawberries at this point and gradually add more broth. You may find using 1 cup of broth makes the dish watery but if you slowly add some when you need more moisture then that is the way to go.
  6. Add salt and cover the pan and simmer. Stirring occasionally to check if you need more stock.
  7. If you use too much stock it will take longer for it to thicken, therefore your cauliflower will be over cooked.
  8. This should take between 7-9 minutes. Test the cauliflower rice to how you like it.
  9. The dish is meant to resemble risotto not fried rice.
  10. Top with parmesan or extra virgin olive oil both optional
  1. Recipe inspired by Gennaro Contaldo
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Marianne found success with Paleo eating when she did a Whole 30 challenge with her husband in 2014. She hit her goal weight and improved her health and wellbeing. Marianne started giving Paleo makeovers to many of her families' traditional recipes and decided to share it with everyone on her Gusto Paleo blog.

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