Caramelised clementine risotto recipe

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5 min


40 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 405 kCal 20%
Fat 9g 13%
  -  Saturates 5.5g 28%

Sweet risotto makes a delicious dessert with a fun twist. This recipe uses condensed milk, butter and sugar for a luxurious treat. The addition of the zingy clementines makes sure it’s not too rich and balances out the creamy rice. It makes a quick and easy dessert when you only have a few store cupboard ingredients in the house.


  • 600ml milk
  • 2tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 large knob of butter
  • 175g  risotto rice
  • About 200ml condensed or evaporated milk or cream
  • 6 clementines
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 2tbsp Grand Marnier or brandy


  • To prepare the clementines, cut the peel and pith from the fruits. Strip away the pith and cut the peel into fine strands from 2 of the clementines. Set aside the rest for the risotto.

  • Put the sugar and 4tbsp water in a pan and heat gently, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then simmer hard over a medium heat for a few minutes without stirring, until the syrup turns a deep amber. Take off the heat and dip the base of the pan briefly in cold water to stop the cooking.

  • Stir in 4tbsp water, the Grand Marnier and strands of peel and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes until the peel is tender. Add the whole clementines and cook for 2 minutes, turn them and cook for another 2 minutes. Take out with a slotted spoon to a serving bowl. Pour over the syrup.

  • To make the risotto, bring the milk to the boil with the pared rind from 2 clementines and the sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes. Melt the butter in a pan, add the rice and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Pour in the flavoured milk, simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Set aside for 5 minutes, then stir in the condensed milk. Take out parings if you like.

  • Spoon the risotto into dishes and top each with a whole clementine and a puddle of syrup.

Top tip for making Caramelised clementine risotto

You can use half a 397g can of condensed milk in this recipe. And oranges can be used instead of clementines, segmenting them if they’re large.

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