I am (if I haven’t mentioned this before) a great lover of breakfast. It used to be an exclusively sweet-tooth driven love – pancakes, french toast, waffles, crepes, chocolate croissants, and anything you could cover in piles and piles of berries. More recently, however, the Boy has brought me with him over to the savory side, so my breakfast affair stretches far and wide.
This particular breakfast (largely based on this recipe) was born of hunger, intrigue, what we had in the pantry, and the sweet-toothed side of my breakfast romance. It’s a sort of breakfast risotto, and while I am not sure it is my most favorite breakfast, it is certainly something different and could lend itself to umpteen variations.
You begin by boiling some stuff on the stove – fruit for the compote, and rice and milk for the risotto.
Once your rice has absorbed all the milk, making it look just like risotto (or rice pudding, I suppose), you throw in some sugar, vanilla, and yogurt, stir it up, and plop it into serving bowls.
And finally, you top the risotto with some more milk and the compote, and enjoy! It’s an unusual breakfast, with a mix of hot and cold textures, but though it takes a minute on the stove it’s actually quite easy. In the end, it feels rather high-end and special if you enjoy rice-pudding-like creations. Give it a try and let me know what you think…
Sweet Breakfast Risotto with Berry Compote