Vanilla Coconut Risotto – For Dessert!

Vanilla Coconut Risotto

 

Silent I will stay today,
I don’t want to blab away.

Just try risotto for dessert,
Nothing else will I assert.


VANILLA COCONUT RISOTTO
2 T butter
1 cup arborio rice
1/2 cup sugar
1 T pure vanilla extract
1 cup hot water
1 cup hot milk
3 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup shaved dark chocolate
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes, toasted optional

Combine the milk and coconut milk and heat in a small pot. In a saucepan, melt the butter on low-medium heat. Add the rice and coat with butter. Add the hot water, sugar and vanilla. Cook until all of the liquid has been absorbed, stirring frequently. Add a ladle-ful of the milk and stir until it is almost absorbed. Continue this process until all of the liquid has been added to the risotto. It should take approximately 30-40 minutes and the risotto should be slightly al dente. As this is a heavy dessert, serve in small cups and top with sweetened coconut flakes and shaved dark chocolate. Serves 12.

LEFTOVER RISOTTO ARANCINI

1/2 cup flour
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 T sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
2 cups vegetable oil

In a small pot, heat the oil to 350 degrees. Put the flour on a small plate. Mix the panko, sugar and cinnamon and put that onto a second plate. Place the egg in a bowl. Take approx. 2 tablespoons of risotto and form it into a ball. Dredge it through the flour, then the egg, and then through the panko mixture. Continue on until there is no more risotto. Place no more than 4 balls into the oil at a time. Cook until golden brown. Take out with slotted spoon and drain on paper towel lined plate. Serve as is or with chocolate sauce.

Try this savory Blueberry Brie Risotto too! šŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “Vanilla Coconut Risotto – For Dessert!

  1. lovely fusion of flavors! do you eat or warm or chilled, I think either way it would be fantastic!

  2. Sounds delish- probably not on the low cal spectrum but uber yummy!

  3. This is a dessert that looks and sounds just delicious and so comforting! My kids will love it I am sure!

  4. Yummy, yummy, yummy! I’m a vanilla gal and these are right up my alley. Love the sweet arancini too – made some vanilla bean arancini for the DK risotto challenge a few months back. Bookmarking this for sure and love the photos!

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