Thursday, 30 April 2015

Cauliflower Risotto

It is some time since I have written a recipe I am pretty sure the you are all wanting one aren't you know , having brought some Ostrich to cook the other day I needed a simple dish to go with it. The Ostrich was not alive can you imagine that trying to get out my catflap oooh it would get stuck. A few weeks ago I went to Berlin and I must admit I got rather used to having the cooking done for me. Though I now back with a vengeance , ps  If you do cook Ostrich then flash fry it and it will only take about 2 minutes in each side , it cooks really quickly.


225g risotto rice 

Red Onion chopped

1 garlic clove crushed

Half a cauliflower broken into small florets

Knob of butter add more if require

Salt and pepper as you like it.

1 pint of Chicken Stock


In a large sauce pan fry the onion and add the garlic in the butter for a couple of minutes.

Next add the risotto rice make sure it is coated by the butter, stir until  translucent.

Add a cupful or ladle of the chicken stock and stir well until the stock has been absorbed , next add the rest of the stock.

In the last 7 minutes add the cauliflower.

Add a further knob of butter and stir through.

Seasonings are up to you but it delightful to add a generous grinding of black pepper and a twist of the salt mill.

Give a vigorous stir and serve .


  1. Hmm, I have never tried this, will have to give it ago. We love cauli!

  2. Risotto is a favourite of mine, lovely warming food and I love it in the autumn with pumpkin and sage.

  3. Cauliflower is a bit of a theme for me lately - yesterday at Slimming World someone made cauliflower cous-cous!

  4. Now this sounds right up my street I totally admit to loving cauliflower ;) x

  5. This sounds delicious and a great accompaniment to the Ostrich. Hope you can join in with #SeasonalKitchen with this

  6. Oooo another way to cook cauliflowers - looks yummy

  7. I like the idea of cauliflower risotto - very clever. It is lovely being cooked for when you're on holiday!

  8. I do love a nice risotto and I like cauliflower too, but I'm not so sure about the ostrich. I guess you don't really need that though.

  9. Sounds lovely, I adore cauliflower!


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