Divine Sweet Vanilla Risotto with Red Fruits and Cinnamon

I present to you your next dessert or breakfast. It is delicious as either. Or maybe lunch, a snack, up to you!

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I had one in a cafe and was determined to recreate it at home. For once I think I did it better……..

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I have never tried or made rice pudding so I can’t compare then but I have a feeling they are similar. Also it is gluten free, which makes it a good alternative to porridge. I’d have it any day! I admit we were a bit lazy and used plums and berries that were already poached but you can use any fruit, fresh or cooked. I have a lot of ideas for sweet risottos now!

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It is a bit of a labour love but I found it doesn’t take as long as a savoury risotto so bonus! It’s worth the try at least once 🙂 Here is the recipe:

Divine Sweet Vanilla Risotto with Red Fruits and Cinnamon
Ingredients:
Risotto:
About 2 cups milk
1/4 cup (or so) of sugar
1 cup risotto rice
Vanilla paste or essence
Knob of butter/margarine
To top:
Poached red fruits like berries and plums
Some cinnamon

Instructions:
In a medium sauce pan, gently heat about one cup of the milk with the sugar and vanilla until the sugar has dissolved. Add all of the rice and start mixing/ massaging the rice over the low heat. The rice will begin to plump up and absorb the delicious vanilla-scented milk. When the milk has almost been absorbed, add some more and keep stirring. After about 25-30 minutes, taste it to see how the rice is cooked. If it’s still too raw for your liking, keep adding milk until it is perfect. When it is done (you may like it firm to the bite or super creamy), take it off the heat and mix in the butter/margarine. Get out those plates and serve the risotto into it. Pour some fruits on top and dust with cinnamon!

Enjoy 🙂

Makes about 4 servings and it lasts well in the fridge, you can heat it up the next day.

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