Mediterranean Low-Carb "Risotto"

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When I started following a low-carb paleo-friendly diet a few years ago, I was always trying to find substitutes for high-carb foods. After getting keto-adapted, most cravings went away. The only reason I use cauli-rice zoodles or pancakes & waffles is that I like them, not because I miss their high-carb alternatives.

I have successfully used "cauli-rice" in my Keto Egg Fried Rice, Keto Mexican Rice and even Amazing flour-free Pizza Pepperoni. I'm not a big fan of shirataki noodles and cauliflower is my favourite substitute for both rice and potatoes.

Mediterranean Low-Carb "Risotto"

So, I thought this was a perfect recipe to give to Kyndra at Peace, Love and Low-Carb. Starting from today, I will be guest posting for her amazing blog every month! All my recipes will be:

  • savoury
  • paleo / primal
  • keto-friendly
  • easy to prepare
  • using commonly found ingredients

This recipe, which can now be found on Kyndra's blog, meets all the above requirements. As many of you know, I love Mediterranean cuisine, so it's a double winner. So head over to Kyndra's blog and try my Mediterranean Low-carb "Risotto" and discover her amazing low-carb recipes!

Nutritional values (calories)

Net carbs6.2 grams
Protein42.9 grams
Fat33.4 grams
Calories513 kcal

Calories from carbs 5%, protein 35%, fat 60%

Total carbs10.2 gramsFiber4 gramsSugars3.3 gramsSaturated fat13 gramsSodium815 mg(35% RDA)Magnesium81 mg(20% RDA)Potassium1,059 mg(53% EMR)

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Ingredient nutritional breakdown (calories)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cauliflower rice, homemade (cauli-rice, KetoDiet app)
3.6 g2.3 g0.3 g30 kcal
Chicken, breast (without skin, raw)
0 g33.8 g3.9 g180 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.4 g0.3 g5.7 g55 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Lemon zest (peel), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g0 kcal
Oregano, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Thyme, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Parmesan cheese
0.5 g5.4 g3.9 g59 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Paleo Avocado Pesto, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
1.2 g1 g12 g118 kcal
Total calories
6.2 g42.9 g33.4 g513 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (6)

Hi!!! On the recipe it says optional: 1 cup parmesan cheese... is that ingredient included in the nutrient profile per serving listed on the recipe?? I think prob not... but just checking! Thanks!


Hi Becky, no the parmesan is not included in the nutrition facts.


Love this one! Made it with the red pesto from your blog, it was ready in no time!


Thanks Emily!


Just what I needed! Thank you for sharing.


Thanks! 😊