Loto rice is a unique grain in that is creates a risotto like finish when prepared in the traditional method. It develops a nutty, rich taste and chewy, separated texture.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 30 min

Loto Rice Risotto
Copyright Recipe © 2017 Woodland Foods


Serves 4

  • 1 Cup Loto Rice

  • 1 Shallot, minced

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

  • 1/4 Cup White Wine

  • 3 Cups Vegetable Or Chicken Broth

  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

  • 2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter

  • Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Place a 2 quart sauce pan over medium heat and add the rice, shallots and oil. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes until the shallots are translucent and the rice grains are lightly browning.

  2. Add the wine and stir, until the pan is almost dry. Add the broth 1 cup at a time, stirring until the liquid is absorbed. Repeat this with remaining broth then add the cream. Cook the rice until it is creamy and thick, remove from the heat and stir in cheese and butter. Season as desired and serve immediately.