When it comes to risotto, most people think of savory variations featuring ingredients like mushrooms, cheese, or seafood. However, risotto can also be a surprisingly delightful dessert option. In this blog post, we will dive into the realm of sweet risotto with a luscious recipe for strawberry risotto. The combination of creamy Arborio rice, vibrant strawberries, and a touch of sweetness creates a unique and indulgent dessert that will leave you craving for more. So, let’s embark on this sweet journey and discover the magic of strawberry risotto!

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  • Author: Jennifer Richmond
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x


Courtesy of Whole Foods Market



6 cups reduced fat (2%) milk

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup arborio rice

Zest and juice of 1 orange

1 cup canned coconut milk

1-quart strawberries, 3 sliced, remaining chopped


In a medium pot, heat milk, sugar and vanilla until just simmering.  Reduce heat to low, cover and keep hot. 

Melt butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add rice and cook, stirring often, until fragrant and toasted, about 2 minutes. 

Add orange zest and juice and cook, stirring constantly, until absorbed, 1 to 2 minutes. 

Add about 1 cup of the milk mixture and continue to simmer, vigorously stirring often, until almost absorbed, about 3 to 5 minutes more. Repeat process until all of the milk mixture has been incorporated and rice is thick and creamy, about 30 minutes. 

Remove pot from the heat and stir in coconut milk; set aside for 5 minutes. 

Spoon chopped strawberries into the bottom of small bowls, top with risotto, garnish with sliced strawberries and serve.

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