Baked Risotto with Coconut and Curry

There is no need to stir and stir your risotto. Make Baked Risotto, it for an easy weeknight meal with the flavors of coconut and curry.

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The easiest risotto - Coconut Curry Oven Baked Risotto - Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy Side Dish Recipe

Risotto use to be a dish I reserved for special occasions; when I had lots of time and patience to baby sit it. Since I am usually limited on both patience and time, it was a dish I did not like to make. Now thanks to the oven doing all the work, we can have risotto any old day of the week. I don’t have to worry about my lack of patience or time. It still feels fancy, and can be made is so many different flavors. I already shared myMushroom Baked Risotto with you.

Now it is time for another favorite flavor combination, coconut and curry. I am always looking for ways to infuse Indian flavor into my dishes. My husband was born in India so Indian food is comfort food to him. While I love Indian food too, I do not want to cook it every night. I like to take a dish that might be comfort food to me, like risotto, and add the flavors of his home. Then we have comfort food for both of us. It is the perfect marriage of two different cultures and food.

With Fall just around the corner, this is the type of side dish that fits in with anything. I could heap a spoonful of stew on top or serve next to baked chicken or fish. It feels hearty without being loaded down in fat and calories. Whenever I make risotto, I always think of Gordon Ramsey. We use to watch Hells Kitchen and I remember him continually screaming at the contestants about their risotto. It can be nerve-wracking. Risotto is supposed to pool on a plate when poured. You can see mine had set up quite a bit by the time I took a picture.

When I first took it out of the oven, it was creamier. The best part about an oven risotto is that you add liquid at the end to make it creamier. You don’t have to worry about it being too dry. Luckily Gordon Ramsey will not be coming to our homes to yell at us about our risotto, even if we do not get the consistency absolutely perfect. The taste will be sheer perfection though.

The easiest risotto - Oven Baked Coconut Curry Risotto - Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy Side Dish Recipe

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Coconut Curry Baked Risotto

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 146 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. madras curry powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup uncooked arborio rice 2 cups coconut water
  • 1 15oz. can lite coconut milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat.
  3. Add onion, garlic, ginger and spices. Cook stirring frequently until onions are tender.
  4. Stir in rice and cook for about 3 minutes until slightly toasted.
  5. Add coconut water and 3/4 cup lite coconut milk. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Cover pot and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Stir in remaining coconut milk.
  8. Bake, uncovered, for another 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 5  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Curry Baked Risotto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. I've never made risotto because frankly I'm too lazy! Love this way of making it...and the flavors sound delicious!
  2. I had no idea you could bake risotto! Love all the flavors in this dish as well as the little punch of curry flavor....yum!
  3. Wow, this sounds so good and so simple. I love coconut rice, My family took a little convincing that coconut and rice belonged together, but I've finally won them over. This will be a great easy recipe to add to my side dish repertoire.
  4. Ah Hell's Kitchen and the risotto. This looks wonderful, love the coconut and curry flavor.
  5. I'm quite a big risotto fan. My favourite recipe is a lemon risotto by Nigella Lawson. This looks yummy, but I would definitely add a big portion of chicken to it :-) I never even considered making it in the oven! I will have to try it.
  6. What a unique way to enjoy rice! The combination of flavors sounds delightful. I love making risotto -- the simplicity of it and the process are relaxing to me.


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