Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Berry and White Chocolate Risotto


I adore making risotto and have made quite a few on here for example pancetta, leek and pea, maitake and crab risotto  I got the Maitake once when my parents were visiting as I thought what a cool looking mushroom my Dad was game my Mum not so much. 

Another one I love is Heirloom tomato and squash this one had a great color. I made something similar to this with zucchini and eggplant from the garden the other day and since I would be standing at the stove for a while and I had hubby on kid watching duty :-) I thought I would have fun and make a sweet one. 
I used blueberries and strawberries and white chocolate with vanilla in it. This made a lovely dessert and no sugar was needed with the berries.



Ingredients:

  • one cup of arborio rice 
  • about 2-3 cups of water 
  • one cup of chopped strawberries 
  • 1/2 a cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 a pack of Green and Blacks white vanilla chocolate with a little left for garnish 
Method:

  1. add the rice with the berries on a low heat then slowly add water little by little 
  2. stir as the water reduces and add as it sticks keep stirring it will take a good 20-25 minutes to cook, near the end slowly mix in the white chocolate it will melt nicely
  3. garnish with berries and grated chocolate 
  4. enjoy 


Doesn't it look pretty :-) 



The next few weeks will be exciting for us, we are going on a trip to NYC this weekend (with a few tweet ups) then on to Iceland with another family and will celebrate our baby boys first birthday there. We booked a place in the country on a horse farm :-) will be memorable for sure. I will tweet and add pictures, blog as able hope you can join us in spirit.

Much love



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42 comments:

  1. Delicious chocolate risotto Rebecca.

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  2. ah Rebecca you beat me with this!!
    look absolutely delicious!

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  3. Yes, it's really pretty and delicious too! Have a great trip!!

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  4. How lovely! I never tried making dessert risotto :) Sounds yummy and I think I would really like it.

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  5. WHOA! I've never heard of chocolate risotto, and I cannot call myself chocoholic without knowing this amazing recipe! :D Looks so good. Have a great trip!

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  6. Love the idea of a sweet risotto-looks very pretty! I really like risotto a lot too & makeit from time-to-time. Last time I made it I enlisted the help of Ian (who doesn't cook much). I had him stir while I was prepping the rest of the dinner, and I think he was amazed by just how much stirring was involved! It tasted great though :-). Hope you are having a fabulous time on your travels!

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  7. Arvind loves white chocolate and I love berries. This dish will make both of us very happy :)

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    1. and that makes me happy that you will both like it :-)

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  8. Ooh, what a sweet way to make risotto!

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  9. Have fun,Rebecca!Love the color of your sweet risotto!

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  10. How lovely! I've had chocolate risotto but never one with berries.

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  11. This is amazing. So creative. Really want to check out all the posts I've been missing. Will definetely try!

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  12. Yum! This sounds like a really sweet treat :) Love the fruits and flavours!

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  13. dessert risotto! what a great idea!

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  14. A love rice dessert, Rebecca. Berry and white chocolate are fantastic together.

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  15. Oooh! Lovely risotto! Very cool making a sweet version :)

    I hope you have a fantastic time in Iceland! So cool!!!

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  16. I have never made risotto before, but I think I should try soon, this looks great!

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  17. A very creative risotto, it looks pretty too!

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  18. Risotto for dessert? Amazing recipe!!

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  19. This recipe is very creative and unique!

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