Cauliflower-Mushroom Vegetarian Risotto

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Preparation & Serving


  • Prep: 10 Minutes
  • Cook/Bake: 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 1 russet potato
  • 3 ½ cup water, divided
  • 1 yellow onion
  • ¼ bunch Nature’s Basket fresh thyme, divided
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 Tbsp. Market District extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup Giant Eagle shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 pkg. Giant Eagle cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pkg. Nature’s Basket cauliflower “rice”
  • 3 Tbsp. Giant Eagle butter
  • Salt and pepper


  • Peel and cut half a potato and grate on a box grater. Put grated potato in a bowl with ½ cup water and let sit while prepping other ingredients.
  • Peel onion and dice into ½-inch dice. Remove leaves from 1 thyme sprig. Zest a lemon and in a small bowl, combine ½ cup Parmesan cheese, thyme leaves and the zest of the lemon.
  • In a sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add mushrooms and a couple sprigs of thyme, leave untouched in pan 2-3 minutes so that the mushrooms slightly brown. Stir and cook 2-3 more minutes until mushrooms are golden brown and cooked. Remove mushrooms, discard thyme, and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the same pan and add in onions and cook 3-4 minutes until tender. Once tender, add in the cauliflower rice and the grated potatoes with water. Stir together.
  • Let water cook away and then add another 3 cups of water and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir frequently and cook for another 15 minutes. Add more water as necessary to maintain a creamy consistency.
  • Once potato has cooked, add in butter, remaining ½ cup of parmesan and the browned mushrooms. Stir well until butter and cheese have melted.

Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories 310, Fat 21g, Sat. Fat 10g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 610mg, Total Carbohydrate 19g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 4g, Protein 11g

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

Allergen Information: Tree Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free

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