Paleo in Minutes: Risotto with tomatoes, spinach, and basil

by danielle on October 27, 2012

So here’s the final recipe in my paleo “rice” collection! In case you missed my other recipes you can find them here and here!

Paleo Risotto

Today we’re going with classic risotto with an Italian theme! In case you missed my previous posts, I’m not actually using rice to make these recipes! You can find out how to make cauliflower rice here! This recipe is quick and easy and will only take minutes to make! Serve with protein on the side and you have a complete meal! Little tip: you can store pre riced cauliflower in your refrigerator to have on hand when you need a quick meal!

Paleo Risotto with tomatoes, spinach, and basil

Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups cauliflower “rice”
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 cup light (canned) coconut milk
  • pepper

Directions:

  1. Heat a skillet with 1 tbs. of olive oil and add in your spinach, tomatoes, and “rice” saute 3-4 minutes until cooked.
  2. Add in your coconut milk and pepper to taste and cook for 2 minutes longer.
  3. Lastly sprinkle in 1 tbs. arrowroot starch (this will thicken the mix), mix and let simmer over low heat 1-2 minutes more.
  4. Enjoy!

Makes 4 servings

cauliflower rice

What’s your favorite Meal in Minutes you want to see made Paleo?? 

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristen@Change of Pace October 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

Love the rice bowls! I used to eat things like this all the time with regular rice before I started paleo. I love how easy it is to prepare and it is all in one bowl!

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danielle October 27, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Thanks Kristen! Yes this was so easy to make and totally Paleo!

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kim@hungryhealthygirl October 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I need to give this a try. Looks like a really easy and quick side dish.

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danielle October 27, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Thanks Kim!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever even eaten real risotto :lol: Does it make me a bad foodie if I had to Google it to find out what it really was? I have cooked rice in coconut milk though, so that kind of counts, right? :D

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danielle October 27, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Hahaha I think that totally counts! I don’t know that I’ve ever really had it either! Maybe tasted it once!

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Chelsa October 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I still need to make some of this. It looks so good. Broccoli upsets my stomach so I am a little wary off cauliflower because I don’t know if it has the same effect.

Hmm paleo mac and cheese would be nice.

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danielle October 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Hmm I bet the cauliflower might bother you then too! Maybe have just a little to see! Paleo mac and cheese would be awesome!!!

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Jess @ JessieBearWhatWillYouWear October 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

looks delicious danielle!

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danielle October 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

thanks Jess!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Love the Italian flavours in this!

You should try to make a paleo fettucine alfredo! I don’t even know if that’s possible haha.

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danielle October 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Thanks Chelsea! Hmmm I’ll have to think on that one!

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Jessie October 28, 2012 at 4:40 am

Such awesome ideas. These would make for such awesome side dishes. Thanks for sharing Danielle xo

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danielle October 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Thanks Jessie! Glad you like them!

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli October 31, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I keep saying I’m going to make cauliflower rice but I keep forgetting! I’m a huge fan of meals that cook up fast so I will DEFINITELY have to remember to make this soon!

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danielle November 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

It’s really good! It took me a while to try it but I loved it once I did!

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