Using milk instead of broth to make this risotto makes it a healthy way to start the day. The addition of eggs helps to thicken the rice and adds more protein.


Yield: 8 servings



  • 2 C. (600 g) uncooked white rice
  • 6 C. (1 1/2 liters) milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 C. (185 g) sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Toppings (choose one of the following)

  • 1 bag of dried fruit & nut mix (or make your own combination)
  • Sugared berries
  • Chunky applesauce



  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 C. salted water to a boil Add the rice and simmer for 15 minutes. Set aside. (This can be done the night before; you do not need to refrigerate it.)
  2. Stir in milk and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Stir 1/2 C. of this hot mixture into beaten eggs; return all to the pan. Cook over a very low flame while stirring for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.


Savory Breakfast Risotto

Not in the mood for something sweet? You can add one or all of the options below to the cooked rice.

  • 2 C. sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 lb. (500 g) bacon, sausage, or ham
  • 1-2 C. (100-250 g) cheese of your choice



1. Follow directions above for cooking the rice, omitting the sugar.

2. Choose which additions you want to use:

• Sauté the mushrooms in a little olive oil

• Cook bacon or sausage until well browned

•If using ham, dice it into small pieces

3. Stir the savory additions of your choice into the hot rice immediately after Step 3 above.


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