I’m someone who loves rice and risotto is a wonderful way to prepare rice. The creamy rice is delicious as a side dish with sauteed mushrooms, onions and garlic.

But it’s also wonderfully tasty when you use soy and coconut milk, add some fruit, cinnamon, and vanilla to make it for breakfast. This creamy and flavorful breakfast is simple and easy.

You can put it in the crock-pot overnight, or just make it up ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. It’s sure to be a meal that everyone will love.

Breakfast Risotto 1


A creamy and tasty breakfast cereal.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 217 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups arborio rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • ¾ cup light coconut milk
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Dash salt
  • Cinnamon to taste


  • Combine the rice, water, salt and vanilla in a medium size pot.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Add the milk and coconut milk. Stir and cook over medium heat until the rice begins to thicken.
  • Add cranberries, honey, and cinnamon. Mix to combine.
  • Add more salt or honey to taste.


The entire recipe makes 8 servings
The serving size is 1 cup


Calories: 217 kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 36.1 g (12%)Protein: 3.9 g (8%)Fat: 6.2 g (10%)Saturated Fat: 5.2 g (33%)Cholesterol: 3 mg (1%)Sodium: 20 mg (1%)Potassium: 119 mg (3%)Fiber: 1.7 g (7%)Sugar: 6.8 g (8%)Calcium: 30 mg (3%)Iron: 0.9 mg (5%)
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  1. is this made with canned coconut milk or carton coconut milk? there’s such a nutritional difference, i don’t want to use the wrong one and i happen to have both on hand!

    • Lisa Coffman Reply

      I used a carton, and I didn’t notice it at first, but you’re right – there’s a huge difference!

  2. This is awesome! I always only make risotto as a supper! But risotto breakfast here I come!

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