These Chili Garlic Cauliflower “Risotto” Bowls are an easy Paleo dish to satisfy that comfort food craving! A healthy vegan recipe with a spicy sauce. The Cauliflower Rice is the “risotto” and is cooked a non dairy (coconut or almond) milk; all in one pan! The sauce is made extra spicy and creamy with chili, garlic, and avocado combined. Pretty much great on EVERYTHING!
Hi there. Come visit my table. Today’s Cauliflower Risotto Bowls are waiting. This is a Cotter Crunch guiltless gourmet special ya’ll. Guiltless as is ….
No performing. No pretending. No proving ourselves. PRESSURE Free zone. Just goodness and a bowl of spicy “risotto-ish” goodness. That being said, these are pretty guilt free when it comes to classic comfort food. Just sayin..
But I digress. Let’s get back to the bowl recipe. Cause you know I love me some bowl recipes. I’m going to tell you how this cauliflower risotto dish came about and why I’m excited to freely share it, cool?
You see, I was reading this AMAZING devotional over at Proverbs31.org. I just love starting my day off with those words. Anyway, Jennie got me thinking. So often we strive to prove ourselves when we don’t need to. For me, I love my work and creating gluten free recipes. When it comes to business (food blogging, photography, and nutrition), or any important role for that matter, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the outcome. Will this recipe be pinned, shares, mentions, etc.? Will I be able to accomplish my goals this month?
Whoa whoa whoa… that’s not why I (we) started sharing and creating recipes. Yes, stats and goals are beneficial, but they don’t define you (us). What defines us? Our purpose and passion behind each action we take, in all areas!
Cotter corniness seeping in here.
Which leads me this recipe. And my purpose. Once a month (or more) I will be sharing a guilt free recipe. As in, I did not plan this recipe for performance. I did not spend oooodles of time photography or trying figure out the right SEO title. I did not make this for my handsome Kiwi dwelling husband (sorry babe). I made this guilt free cauliflower risotto bowl recipe with chili garlic avocado sauce totally on a whim because I wanted to. I night to myself and a bottle of wine might led to a Cotter Inspiration and major Craving. Haha.
Ya’ll, I don’t even know if this should be categorized as risotto, but I’m going with it. Cause I WANT TO. LOL! Cauliflower Rice has been my jam lately and I wanted to try it out more avocado (avocado-y? Ya, that’s a word) saucy spicy recipes to pair it with. Mmm k? Plus extra spicy avocado chili garlic sauce rocks with baked shrimp! Okay it just rocks in general.
Hence the Jar full I made.
Craving on a whim aside, this no pressure zone recipe actually does serve a nourishing purpose. Ready?
A Nerdy Nutrition Tip Comin At Ya!
Nothing to prove but a cauliflower superfood coolness factor.
Cauliflower contains a good source of choline, a water soluble B vitamin similar to other vitamins, such in the B vitamin complex family. This is vitamin is super important for pregnant women as this B Complex (folic acid included) boosts brain development. And no I am not pregnant. Just a nutrition nerd.
Now, if you are vegan or vegetarian this is cauliflower risotto is also beneficial, nutrient wise! Why? Because normally choline consumption comes from eating eggs, beef, fish, etc. But CAULIFLOWER (along with some other legumes) is another great Choline source that you can easily STOCK UP ON! Like say in multiple bowls of cauliflower risotto.
Better yet, if you are paleo, just throw some beef liver and egg on these bowls and have yourself a Choline Hay Day! Hey, I’m all for more Choline health benefits. Increased brain function (yes please), energy, anti-inflammatory response, and better digestion.
Speaking of brain function. I’m ready for my brain to share this recipe before it loses momentum. Gah, felt so good to share this hodge podge Cotter creation.
Per serving using Almond Milk Vs Coconut Milk
Today’s guilt free cauliflower risotto recipe post consisted of random rants, nothing to prove, and nutrition tip. Ya, welcome to the inside of my brain. You’re welcome.
What’s the last pressure free recipe you made? Ever tried cauliflower “risotto?”