Paleo Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

Paleo Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Risotto (using Caulirice!).

It went down like this: “We need to make more recipes using cauliflower.”

“Yeah, cauliflower rocks. SO versatile and it tastes good too.”

 Paleo Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

“Well we already have this fried rice and that pita bread thing… what abouuuuut.”

Boom! Enter our Paleo Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Risotto… using caulirice! That’s just grated/food processed cauliflower to resemble a rice like texture. In all honestly, caulirice is better than normal rice not just because it’s not a grain but it’s actually way easier and much quicker to make than regular ole gloopy rice! Yay for that!

Not only do we love this Paleo Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Risotto on a cold winter night (creamy and tasty = very comforting) but it also makes the BEST leftovers, cold or reheated! Take your pick!

The reason THIS recipe tastes so good is because we use ghee in it! OH MY GHEE! Which is clarified butter! What the? It just means that the milk solids from regular butter caramelise and are eventually removed. This is AWESOME as it gets this amazing caramelly flavour AND doesn’t contain lactose which is good for us because we (especially Carla) can’t handle too much dairy and we really really just like tasty food. Our best friends from Primal Collective (they make the best ghee) tell us that:

“Ghee is a superfood that has been used for over 5000 years as a staple of Indian cuisine and medicine. When comparing Ghee and Butter, ghee has 25% more medium- and short-chained fats than butter, and it is better for us, as the chances of them causing cardiovascular diseases are nil.”

So it tastes good AND it’s better for us. #winning gotta love that!

Paleo Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

Do you LOVE cauliflower too? What else should we make with it? Leave us a comment below!

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

Paleo Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

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paleo creamy chicken and mushroom risotto
Serves 4
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Stuff you need
  1. 500g (1 lbs.) chicken cubed
  2. 500g (1 lbs.) button mushrooms sliced
  3. 5 shallots (scallions) chopped
  4. 1 cauliflower, cut in to florets
  5. 1 punnet cherry tomatoes halved
  6. 1 bunch chives chopped (keep some to garnish!)
  7. 1 cup chicken stock (or chicken bone broth, recipe for broth is above!)
  8. 1 cup coconut milk
  9. 2 tbs. ghee (we used Primal Collective: FAT Ghee from grass fed cows!)
  10. Grated macadamias OR parmesan cheese to serve (if you're primal!)
  11. Salt and pepper
Now what
  1. In a food processor, whiz the cauliflower florets until they resemble rice, or you can grate them. Set aside.
  2. In a deep saucepan, melt the ghee on medium-high heat.
  3. Add the shallots and cook until soft.
  4. Add the chicken and cook for 8 minutes or until just cooked through.
  5. Add the cauliflower, mushrooms, chives, tomatoes, stock and coconut milk, stir well.
  6. Allow to simmer, cover and turn heat down to low.
  7. Allow to cook for 10-15 minutes or until the mushrooms are nice and soft.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and serve with grated macadamias/cheese and an extra sprinkle of chives!
Merrymaker tip
  1. This. Is. Delicious! Leave the chicken out and serve this as an amazing side!
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 Sending HUGE LOVE to Optimoz for providing us with the ghee to create this AMAZEBALLS recipe for our MerryOptimoz collaboration!

 

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  2. This recipe looks great and sounds delicious. I also love cauliflower. Maybe a casserole recipe with cauliflower? I also have a question: how long can you freeze uncooked caulirice and how you cook it then? Do you let it thaw or just bake it frozen?

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    Hi Natascha! Thanks for your comment! LOVE that you love cauliflower… it’s such a versatile, delish veggie! 🙂 We definitely want to do a cauli casserole! GREAT idea! We will put it on our list! You can freeze it up to a month we’d say, and then you’ll need to thaw it out a little before you can spread it out evenly on a baking tray to bake. OR as you said, you can thaw out completely and then stir fry – however it may be a little mushy! 🙂 e + c

  4. Any alternatives for ghee ladies? We are ghee/dairy free here and this sounds delicious!

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  6. Can anyone advise how many calories in a serving of the creamy chicken and mushroom caulirice risotto dish please?

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