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Breakfast Risotto

I woke up dreaming about rice pudding this morning…

Breakfast Risotto with Cherries

1 tablespoon butter
2 apples, peeled and chopped (I like pink lady apples)
1.5 cups arborio rice
6 oz apple juice
4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup craisins
2 tablespoons flax meal
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 pinch salt
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup walnuts

1 bag frozen cherries
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch

Melt the butter in a dutch oven. Add in the apples and saute for about 3 miutes.

Add in the rice and stir. Add in craisins, flax, chia seeds, salt, sugar, walnuts and apple juice and stir until jucie has been absorbed. Add in one cup of almond milk and stir until liquid has been absorbed. Add remaining milk, one cup at a time until thick and creamy. This usually takes about 25 – 30 minutes to complete.

In a separate sauce pan, add in the frozen cherries and water and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add in sugar (to your taste) and cornstarch. When you add the cornstarch, add only to the watery part of the mixture so it is easier to incorporate into the sauce. Stir until thickened.

Serve the risotto with the cherries poured over the top.

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