Coffee and lemon risotto recipe

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Coffee is our number one ally, we know that by now.

The only friend of our alarm clocks, the only one who can cheer us up at any time; in short, an indispensable pleasure.

It is also surprising to discover its versatility!

Coffee grounds can be used to clean different parts of the house or to compost, but also to build pellets and so on.

Coffee beans or powder can be combined with so many dishes, both sweet and savory.

Today I offer just such an unusual combination: coffee and lemon risotto with hazelnut garnish.

A risotto that will be truly distinctive in its simplicity.

The coffee aroma will be intense, but delicate in taste, mellowed by the citrus aroma, along with the sweetness of hazelnuts.

The ingredients for 4 people are:

  • 320 gr of carnaroli rice
  • 5 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 red onion
  • 20 g butter
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped and roasted hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • q.b. salt

The process:

  1. We start by creating our very special broth: in a pot with 1 liter of water we boil 3 tablespoons nice and full of ground coffee and the zest of the 2 lemons, just the yellow part, along with half a lemon;
  2. In another large pot, we cover the bottom with oil and let our very finely chopped onion sauté;
  3. Once the onion has become transparent, pour in the rice and let it toast for a few minutes;
  4. At this point we deglaze with white wine over a high flame;
  5. Once it has evaporated, all that remains is to turn the stove back to medium heat and gradually dilute the rice with the previously prepared and strained broth until the risotto is ready;
  6. Remember to taste from time to time and adjust the salt;
  7. Once the risotto is ready, we remove the pot from the heat and stir in the butter. Let it rest for a minute;
  8. All that is left to do is to plate and garnish to taste with coffee powder and chopped hazelnut crumbs;
  9. Serve them to your guests!

To be completely honest, I wasn’t totally convinced to present this recipe to you, but once I finished and tasted the result I was in disbelief. The risotto is really good!

The coffee taste is very mild, since it was only used in the creation of the broth, and the lemon aftertaste makes it fresh!

I hope you will try to replicate it at home and give me your feedback!

Write to [email protected] !

I’ll be waiting for you,

Martina Mazzoleni

Marketing, E-commerce e Social Media Manager
Coffee Lover



Martina Mazzoleni

Marketing, E-commerce e Social Media Manager Coffee Lover

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sono Martina, come ti possiamo aiutare?
Risponderò a qualsiasi tua domanda dal lunedì al venerdì, dalle 9.00 alle 18.00! ☕️💛