There is a little Italian restaurant in Manhattan called Zia Maria’s. They make the BEST, Risotto Funghi… Mushroom Risotto! This recipe is my rendition with a healthy twist. 

Ingredients:

  • Trader Giotto’s Frozen Organic Riced Cauliflower, 1 bag (defrosted, see recipe note)
  • 6 ounces organic baby portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2-3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter 
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • finely ground sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat extra-virgin olive in a large pan over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add onion and mushrooms and sauté for approx. 4 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  3. Add garlic and sauté another 2 minutes.
  4. Add defrosted riced cauliflower and continue to cook until cauliflower is tender.
  5. Stir in butter, parmesan cheese, dried parsley, salt, and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve alone or as a side dish. Enjoy!!

Recipe Note: I prefer my cauliflower rice very soft, that is why I like to use frozen instead of fresh riced cauliflower. When time allows, I will defrost it in the fridge for at least a day or two before preparing. If necessary, press cauliflower in a colander to remove any excess water before adding to pan.