Cauliflower Risotto

Atkins Cauliflower Risotto
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 2 cup Cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped Shallots
  • 0.5 cup Bouillon Vegetable Broth
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • 0.5 cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)


  1. Pulse cauliflower florets in a food processor until they are the size of grains of rice.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat cook shallots in the olive oil until tender.
  3. Add cauliflower and toss to coat; add vegetable stock and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add cream, chopped parsley and cheese.
  5. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.