Cauliflower has been in the foodie spotlight in recent years – and there is good reason for that! It’s a nice mild vegetable that takes on the flavors that you are cooking it with. And now with cauliflower rice there is a good low-carb, grain-free alternative to regular rice. This is a go-to recipe for my diabetic, vegetarian, and Paleo clients because I can easily sub out the Parmesan cheese for nutritional yeast, and omit the wine.

This dish gets its inspiration from a traditional risotto, but is much lower in carbs. It has all of the flavors, but is much healthier!

Cauliflower Rice with Spring Peas and Leeks
Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 leeks, thinly sliced and washed, about 1 cup (Remove the dark outer green leaf and discard, or save for soup stock.)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ½ cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 10 oz. package Earth Fare Cauliflower Rice (found in the frozen section)
  • 1 lb. fresh spring peas, or 1 package frozen peas
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat and sauté leeks for about 10 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add white wine and cook until almost completely reduced. Once reduced, add your cauliflower rice, peas, salt and broth to the skillet.
  3. Turn the heat up and bring to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes or until the broth is reduced down and absorbed.
  4. Take the skillet off the heat and stir in the remainder 2 tablespoons butter and the Parmesan cheese until melted. Taste, and add more salt and pepper if desired.
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Claudia Laffin

Claudia Laffin is a food photographer and owner of The Traveling Spoon Personal Chef, serving clients in and around Asheville, North Carolina. She has been a health food advocate and natural lifestyle follower for over 20 years. During that time she enjoyed working in numerous stores in the health food industry, including Earth Fare! Claudia’s desire to bring health food to more people motivated her to start her personal chef business. She loves cooking healthy, organic, non processed and delicious food for busy families in their own homes and helping them find a path to a healthier life. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram to see what new things she’s cooking up!