Tropical Breakfast Risotto

Buongiorno!  Risotto is an Italian dish typically made with Arborio rice, but instant brown rice turns it into a creamy breakfast treat. Low in sodium and cholesterol, and a great source of calcium, this is indeed a recipe for a good morning.


  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 (12-ounce) can undiluted evaporated skim milk
  • 1/2 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced toasted almonds
  • 1 medium banana, diced
  • Directions:

    COMBINE water, rice and pineapple liquid in 2-quart saucepan.
    COOK over high heat to boiling.
    REDUCE heat to medium and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally until most of water is absorbed, 7 to 8 minutes.
    STIR in milk and increase heat to high. Cook until mixture boils. Reduce heat to medium.
    COOK until most of milk is absorbed and mixture is soft and creamy, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes.
    STIR in pineapple, raisins, coconut, almonds and banana.

    Makes 6 servings.

    Nutrients per Serving: Calories 256; Protein 8.2g; Fat 5.5g (Sat. Fat 2.1g); Carbohydrate 46g; Dietary Fiber 3.3g; Cholesterol 2.5mg; Sodium 85mg

    Daily Values: Vitamin C 11%     Calcium  21%     Dietary Fiber 13%