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 thoughts on “Black Currant – Chocolate Risotto

  1. 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. 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!

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