Cauliflower Risotto with Sautéed Scallops and Frisée
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Cauliflower Risotto with Sautéed Scallops and Frisée

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Get all the rich, creamy goodness of risotto without the heavy-carb guilt with this light and elegant dish. Lightning fast to make and a dream to eat, the quick-cooking cauliflower “rice” – laden with savory Parmesan and chicken stock – and delicate scallops play perfectly with the lightly citrusy tuft of frisée.

Recipe from Keto Mojo

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Cauliflower Risotto with Sautéed Scallops and Frisée
Nutrition Info Print Recipe
  • Prep: 10 m
  • Cook: 25 m
  • Total: 35 m
  • Servings:


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp shallot chopped
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/3 cup cauliflower riced
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 6 scallops - large (1/4 lb total, about 1 inch thick each)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 cups frisée lettuce loosely packed
  • 1 lemon quartered


  1. In a large sauté pan, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium heat.
  2. Turn the heat down, add the shallot, and cook, stirring frequently to avoid browning, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken broth, turn the heat to medium, and simmer to soften the shallot and reduce the liquid, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the cauliflower and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the parmesan and butter. Set the risotto aside.
  6. Season the scallops with salt and pepper.
  7. In a small sauté pan, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat and sauté the scallops until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  8. To serve, divide the risotto between 2 dinner plates, top with a tangle of frisée squeeze 1/4 lemon over each, top with 3 scallops, and serve with a lemon wedge.
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