Sunday, November 26, 2017

Shitake Mushroom and Cauliflower Rice Casserole

 I am obsessed with this Shitake mushroom and cauliflower rice casserole!

 I love its taste, its texture and its ease and low carbs of cauliflower rice.
 Cauliflower rice a great substitute for white or brown rice in almost any recipe.

Cauliflower rice after I sauteed it for 5 minutes in a skillet

You can make your own cauliflower rice in the food processor using a whole cauliflower or simply buy a of frozen or fresh bag in most stores.
My personal preference is Trader Joes' frozen organic cauliflower rice.
It works best for me in my recipes and has an excellent mild taste.

Remember , it tastes like rice not cauliflower - so keep reading!!

This low carb and low calorie mushroom casserole is the perfect side for your holiday table because it works for those who are gluten free, vegan, dairy free, soy free , nut free.. etc. ( and who doesn't have guests with have eating restrictions or allergies??) It is a mix of shitake and white mushrooms.

It's a healthy recipe that will allow everyone to indulge without the bloat and guilt.

This delicious casserole calls for two different kinds of mushrooms ( Shitake and Cremini or White)  that make their own juicy sauce while cooking and add a fabulous flavor to the simple pilaf.

slice the mushrooms before cooking

Adding the mushrooms to the cauliflower rice results is a rich tasting side dish that everyone will enjoy! I brought this casserole to my son and daughter in laws for Thanksgiving and there were no leftovers- not one morsel!

I forgot to get a photo of the finished product-
so I can only show you mushroom or cauliflower rice photos

This recipe takes less than 20 minutes and makes a lovely presentation.

More and more heath practitioners are suggesting that we add more plant based recipes to our diet. Try this easy recipe ; you won't regret it!

Author: Judee Algazi @ Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Serves: 4-6


1 bag of frozen cauliflower rice
8 ounces of shitake mushrooms
8 ounces of white mushrooms
Olive oil spray
Himalayan salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste


Spray a large skillet with olive oil spray. Add the bag of frozen ( or your own cauliflower rice)  cauliflower rice to the skillet on medium heat. Season with salt and pepper .Cook down for about 5 minutes until the cauliflower rice is heated and fluffy! Remove, spoon into a casserole and set aside.
Clean your skillet and spray again with olive oil spray. Add shitake and white mushrooms and sautee until mushrooms are soft. Add with any juices to the cauliflower rice and mix together.
Eat immediately. This will keep in the refrigerator as well. To reheat- bake in pre- heated oven at 350
for 10 minutes.


  1. Both are my favourites! This is a simple yet very delicious meal.

    1. Angie,
      If both the mushrooms and the cauliflower rice are favorites of yours, you are going to love this taste and texture of this easy recipe

  2. I had no idea you could buy riced cauliflower pre-made. This sounds like a great winter recipe.

    1. Yes, although it can be bought fresh or frozen, the frozen seems to cook faster and taste better to me.. but it does come in the produce section of many markets mow and the frozen section too

  3. This looks delicious-- I must try this recipe!

    1. Kenneth
      If you love mushrooms , you will love this low carb recipe

  4. Oh I love just about anything made with mushrooms. This sounds yummy! PInned.

    1. It is a delicious recipe that is made with two kinds of mushrooms and the light fluffy cauliflower rice is divine

  5. I've never tried cauliflower rice. I should one day, just to see how it is!

  6. Oh I should look for that cauliflower rice at Trader Joe's. I love mushrooms too.

    1. Beth- once you try it you will be hooked- I just spray a skillet , dump in the cauliflower rice and heat it

  7. That does sound delicious. Ricing is a technique I want to try - ever since we had a really fabulous risotto made with riced breadfruit at a local restaurant.

  8. I wonder if I can get that pre made cauliflower rice here down under? Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  9. This will be a great side dish, a delicious recipe! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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