SWEET SAFFRON RISOTTO WITH STRAWBERRY SYRUP – GLUTEN-FREE

Sweet Saffron Risotto With Strawberry Syrup - Gluten-free

Spring is displaying itself in an almost improper way, an abundance of form, colour and perfume that you cannot resist (unless you are allergic) and that seduces you completely, forcing you to surrender to a feast of the senses. But now and then reality shines through and it rains. Like today. The flowers bend their heads under heavy drops of rain and the birds are quieter but they are there, dots of colour making life more beautiful. Flowers is the theme of this month’s HotM and this my entry (feel free to join in you too!), it is also part of my Gluten-free Friday series because we all need flowers! Dissecting the flower theme, I decided for pistils this time, so here we have a sweet saffron risotto made with rice milk to make it healthier but with the concession of a dash of strawberry syrup and a few white chocolate shavings. It is filling so I made small portions. You get the best result by over-cooking the rice so that it gets really soft, remember that the risotto always get thicker when it cools down.

Sweet Saffron Risotto With Strawberry Syrup - Gluten-free

SWEET SAFFRON RISOTTO WITH STRAWBERRY SYRUP – GLUTEN-FREE
4 servings

100 ml/0,42 cup risotto rice
500 ml/2,1 cup rice milk
1 pinch saffron powder, you decide how strong you want the saffron flavour
1-2 tblsp honey
strawberry syrup or strawberry jam that you warm up to make it runnier
white chocolate shavings

- Put the rice in a pan and start adding the warm rice milk a little at a time, cooking over medium heat.
- Stir all the time while the rice simmer. When it has absorbed the rice milk, add some more and go on like this until the rice is cooked. Make it rather ‘loose’ because the risotto will get stiffer when it cools down.
- Add saffron and honey and stir until perfectly mixed. Leave to cool down.
- Spoon a little strawberry syrup into the bottom of the glasses or bowls you are servin the dessert in, fill with risotto and drizzle more syrup over, top with white chocolate shavings.

Sweet Saffron Risotto With Strawberry Syrup - Gluten-free

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