Mascarpone risotto with blueberry compote swirl Recipe

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serves:

4

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Total Time:

00:50

Prep:

00:10

Cooking:

00:40

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 463 kCal 23%
Fat 19g 27%
  -  Saturates 13g 65%

Making a sweet risotto as dessert is a delicious way to get an inexpensive dessert on the table with very little hassle. It turns out quite similar to a rice pudding but with a smoother, softer texture. We’ve used blueberries in this recipe but you could use any of your favourite berries, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries would all be delicious.

Ingredients

  • 150g arborio rice
  • 600ml full-cream milk
  • 2tbsp caster sugar
  • 125g mascarpone
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • For the blueberry compote:
  • 300g blueberries
  • 2tbsp caster sugar
  • Lemon juice, optional, to taste

Method

  • Put the rice in a pan with 400ml water. Bring to the boil and simmer until the water has almost evaporated. Stir occasionally, keeping an eye on it.

  • Pour in the milk, bring back to the boil, then lower theheat to a gentle simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring often.

  • Meanwhile, make the compote: Tip the blueberries into a pan, add the sugar, 3tbsp water and lemon juice, if you like. Simmer for a few minutes, until the berries burst, then until the liquid goes syrupy. Take out some of berries first to keep some whole.

  • When the rice is tender and creamy, stir in the sugar, then fold in the mascarpone. Spoon into dishes and swirl the compote on top. Grate nutmeg over.

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Top Tip

To thicken the blueberry compote add a little cornflour. You can also make the compote with frozen mixed summer fruits.