Risotto alla mulled wine

I love mulled wine, and this is my version of risotto with that flavor. This risotto has this flavor where you can see a note of cloves, nutmeg, or cinnamon and, of course, wine. It is perfect, creamy, and perfect for dessert on winter evenings.

How to choose the best ingredients for risotto alla mulled wine

Apple juice: the best apple juice will be the one not made of concentrate but naturally squeezed with a short expiry date. You can use a 500 ml juice like you have a bottle of this capacity and you don’t want to release it and you are not sure that you will drink it. Then you just add less sugar.

Sugar: you can replace sugar with a natural sweetener such as xylitol, erythritol or stevia. Remember, however, that the proportions will be different because stevia is sweeter, and erythritol is less sweet than traditional sugar. Although xylitol in the diet is very healthy, the recommended dose is 3 teaspoons a day so as not to cause intestinal discomfort.

Rice: rice – let’s not combine the best, proven types of rice with risotto, then we can be sure that the taste will be very creamy.
Apples: the sweet wine variety is the best for this recipe.

Tips and tricks

  • You can use this recipe as well, then remember that you will add less sugar, the best will be sultan raisins you have.
  • If we want our child to have as little sugar in the diet as possible, we can do it by adding more apple juice, and as much less water as the apples will be sweet, it will also make us eliminate sugar. And we can always sprinkle it with cinnamon, which also has a sweet aftertaste.
  • You can decorate the risotto with crushed walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts

Risotto Alla mulled wine

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 305kcal
I love mulled wine, and this is my version of risotto with that flavour. It is perfect, creamy and perfect for dessert on winter evenings.
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  • 150 gr rice for risotto arborio or carnaroli
  • 70 ml dry red wine
  • 300 ml apple juice
  • 200 ml hot water
  • 40 gr butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 apples
  • 1-2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp raisins (optional)
  • 0.5 tsp spicy gingerbread spice or ground cloves, nutmeg, allspice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • At the very beginning, peel and grate our apples.
  • Pour hot water over the raisins so that they are soaked.
  • Fry the rice in olive oil for about 2-4 minutes, when the whole oil will glow from the oil, and the grains will start to turn more white.
  • When the rice is ready, pour the red wine and stir it until the wine is in the rice. At this stage, add spices such as cinnamon, gingerbread spice. Then add our apples and raisins and mix them all the time.
  • Mix hot water with apple juice and add a little bit (for me, it is about half a spoon) until the mixture is put in the rice.
  • Finally, add the butter, mix it and put it aside from the heat for about 10 minutes. We leave our risotto covered.
  • The risotto prepared in this way can be served warm, but it will also be a perfect cold dessert.
  • Enjoy your meal


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

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