Chocolate Risotto Chocolate Risotto

Author: Canadian Living

Who would have believed that rice could taste so sensational? Creamy, comforting and with a rich chocolate flavour, this unusual and elegant dessert will bring calls for encores.

  • Portion size 8 servings



In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add rice, stirring to coat. Add hot water; cook, stirring, until most of the liquid is evaporated.

Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the milk; cook, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid is evaporated. Continue adding milk, 1/2 cup (125 mL) at a time, cooking and stirring until rice is tender and creamy, about 18 minutes in total. Stir in vanilla.

Add bittersweet chocolate, cherries, sugar and salt ; cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted, about 1 minute. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Add 1/2 cup/125 mL milk; cover with plastic wrap and microwave at High for 1 minute. Stir well.) Spoon into dessert dishes. Sprinkle with white chocolate.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 66 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 325.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 43 g


  • Iron 12.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
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Chocolate Risotto