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Black Currant – Chocolate Risotto

Chocolate Risotto Ok. I know that this will provoke a few traditionalists and perhaps bring back memories of those terrible chocolate noodles, but I decided to try a sweet risotto yesterday evening. After all, it’s not that different in concept from rice pudding. It turned out very dense but very tasty, so I added copious amounts of vanilla ice cream, and then it worked well as a dessert.

Here’s a recipe if you want to try it…

Black Currant and Chocolate Risotto


Chocolate Risotto with ice cream100 gm Arborio rice
500 ml Black Currant Juice (I used an organic cordial mixed with water)
50 gm 70% chocolate, chopped

What to do:

1. Combine the rice and half the juice and cook in a saucepan over low heat, stirring all the time.
2. As the rice absorbs the liquid, add more juice, and continue stirring until the rice is cooked and the liquid absorbed (around 20 min)
3. Stir in the chocolate until it is completely melted.
4. Serve warm in small portions with generous amounts of vanilla ice cream.

Serves 4

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3 Responses to “Black Currant – Chocolate Risotto”

  1. January 9th, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Sarah Bell says:

    It sounds fantastic and I’d certainly be willing to give it a try. I have a book called the silver spoon, which is apparently the bible of authentic Italian cooking and they have done blueberry risotto, apple risotto and strawberry risotto. Although I don’t think they are meant to be sweet, as they have onion or Parmesan in them, it just shows you can put whatever you like in them!

  2. January 10th, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    Kieran says:

    Thanks for that. I think folding a bit of whipped cream at the end would lighten it up slightly… Silver Spoon is a good cookbook. I must pull it out!

  3. January 16th, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    melissa_cookingdiva says:

    it looks fantastic!!! Yum :)

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