Mint & Green Pea ‘Risotto’

Delicious, light, zesty and surprisingly filling, this Mint & Green Pea ‘Risotto’ is a great mid-week knock up meal for families, and leftovers are great to pack and take to work the next day. 


Add fish, sardines or your favourite protein if you like, or keep it as vegetarian.

If you’re still trying convince your kids that cauliflower is as delicious as rice, a great tip is to mix through some cooked basmati rice to get them over the line.

Mint & Green Pea Risotto
Serves 4
A delicious, summery, mid-week gluten-free meal
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 tbsn olive oil
  2. 2 garlic cloves - finely chopped
  3. 1 whole cauliflower, florets processed or hand grated to make ‘rice’
  4. 3 tbsp butter or ghee
  5. 3 sprigs of mint, leaves roughly chopped
  6. 3 sprigs spring onion, roughly chopped
  7. 3/4 cup of fresh or frozen green peas
  8. 1 lemon small – juiced and zested
  9. 3 tbsp parmesan, finely grated or nutritional yeast
  10. Freshly ground black pepper
  11. Sea Salt
  12. Optional
  13. Tinned mackerel or white fish (lay down piece of foil, then lay baking paper on top. Pop fish on baking paper then top with lemon juice, a splash of olive oil or knob of butter and finely chopped parsley, salt and pepper - close baking paper and foil around fish and steam the fish in the oven for 8-10 mins or until cooked through).
  1. Heat oil in a medium pan over a medium heat, add garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the cauliflower rice and peas to the pan and stir fry for a few minutes until hot and fragrant. Add a little water or chicken stock if needed.
  3. Stir through butter, spring onion, mint, lemon juice, parmesan, salt and pepper to taste for a further 30 seconds before turning off the heat.
  4. Serve risotto on it’s own or with steamed white fish or tinned sustainable fish. Top with a little extra parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast flakes and lemon zest and a splash of olive oil, garnish with mint.
  1. GF, Vegan, can be adapted to be DF
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