This Dessert is So Good You’ll Want to Have it for Breakfast

Sweet risotto
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The best thing about being an adult is that you can have dessert at any time of the day. Although this sweet risotto would traditionally be served after a meal, the coffee element makes it good enough to have for breakfast. At least that’s what we’re telling ourselves.


  • 1 ½ x tablespoons of instant coffee granules
  • 1 vanilla pod, spilt
  • 100 grams risotto rice
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 50 grams brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of cream, plus extra for serving
  • Espresso, for serving
  • 25 grams white chocolate, finely grated, for serving


  1. Place the instant coffee in a nonstick pan with 1 cup of water and the vanilla pod. Bring to the boil.
  2. Add the rice, turn off the heat, and soak for 5 minutes.
  3. Return the rice to a low heat, add the milk, and cook very gently, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender.
  4. Add the sugar, butter, and cream, and stir over low heat for a further 5 minutes. Remove the vanilla pod.
  5. Serve with extra cream, a shot of espresso, and finely grated white chocolate.