Cauliflower risotto shrimp skillet is an easy nightshade free, low carb dinner. Make this skillet recipe in one pan in only 20 minutes!
As we roll into the final week of nightshade free recipes month, we have another fabulous dinner recipe for you. And yes, more cauliflower love! Hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know more about what nightshade foods are and how to determine if they should be part of your diet plan.
We love one pan dinners around here! They’re the ultimate dinner solution for busy people, and they make a quick meal, even if you aren’t busy!
When you use a quick-cooking protein like chicken or shrimp, you can make a nourishing meal with very little clean up!
Cauliflower Risotto Shrimp Skillet
This skillet shrimp risotto is another easy one pan low carb and nightshade free meal. Substituting cauliflower for traditional white rice is one of the easiest ways to replace starchy carbs, and it’s delicious, of course.
Ingredient notes and substitutions
- cauliflower rice– If you’d like to make your own like we do, you’ll need 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into large florets. Otherwise, buy the ready-to-use variety and you’ll save even more time making dinner.
- raw large shrimp– save yourself some time and buy it peeled and deveined. If not, you’ll have a few extra minutes of prep.
- olive oil or butter
- garlic powder– This is an optional seasoning for the shrimp
- shallots– Yellow onion may be used instead
- minced garlic– For the best flavor, mince a fresh clove of garlic
- chicken broth or if you want more seafood flavor, use shrimp stock
- coconut milk/cream or heavy dairy cream (if you can handle dairy)
- grated or shredded Parmesan cheese– skip the plastic shaker container, it’s full of junk chemicals. Shred your own OR buy a brand without preservatives
- baby spinach– Of course, if all you have on hand is traditional leaf spinach, it’ll work just fine. You may want to chop it into smaller pieces though
- crumbled feta cheese– This is optional too, but it adds so much flavor to the cauliflower risotto shrimp
- fresh basil to top!
Video: How to make shrimp risotto
This dish is just beyond easy to make- watch the video to see for yourself! Oh, and just think… one less pan to wash!
- Make the cauliflower rice.
Of course, this step only applies if you aren’t using store bought.
If the thought of making your own seems intimidating, there is no need to worry. It’s super easy to make! We have step by step instructions on how to make riced veggies.
- Saute the shrimp.
Be careful not to over cook your shrimp or they’ll have a rubbery texture. Cook them on the first side for two minutes, then flip them over and cook for another two minutes.
- Steam the cauliflower rice.
Remove the shrimp from the pan temporarily while you cook the cauliflower rice.
- Add cream, cheese, and spinach.
After a few minutes, the cauliflower will be tender. At this point, you will add the cream, baby spinach, and Parmesan cheese.
- Optional step: Bake
The dish is really perfect as is, but for crispier shrimp, you can pop it in the oven for a few minutes.
Storing leftovers: Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container. They should keep well for 4 or 5 days.
Reheating: When you reheat the shrimp cauliflower risotto, be sure to use a low heat method. Either let it reheat in the oven in a dish covered with aluminum foil, or use medium power on a microwave.Print
Alright my friends, let me know if you try this recipe or have questions! And, if you have a favorite risotto recipe (any kind), do share!