Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto #SundaySupper

So many times you come across recipes that look and taste really good, but you’ve never tried making them yourself.Either its the technique or the process or for whatever reason, you’re scared to give it a try.You’ve drooled over them on the web, you’ve ordered them in restaurants and you’ve always wanted to try making them in your kitchen.Well, Sunday Supper is tackling exactly those kinds of recipes today and I’m so excited :)

For me the Risotto is one such recipe that I’ve always admired from afar.I order it in the Italian Restaurants,I’ve had it with so many different combinations asparagus,shrimp,mushrooms, but I’ve never attempted to cook it myself!Well today I did it!I made RISOTTO!!Please bear with my craziness but I’m just so so happy that it turned out lip-smackingly delicious!!!

Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto

Although technically its not the perfect way of cooking a Risotto since its baked not cooked on the stove-top by slowly adding the stock ladle by ladle,I found this baked version so much easier without any of that effort!I tweaked the original recipe by using Coconut Milk and Lemon that gives this dish so much flavor and richness.The subtle hint of coconut in the background combined with the tang from the lemon is just incredible!Its so light and refreshing with the grated parmesan and fresh parsley!I’m in love :)

Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto 1

Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto


  • Arborio Rice- 3/4 Cup
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil-1 tbsp
  • Onion-1 chopped finely
  • Dry White Wine-1/4 Cup
  • Coconut Milk-1 1/2 Cups
  • Low Sodium Chicken Broth-1/2 cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Pepper-1/8 tsp
  • Lemon Juice-2 tbsp
  • Lemon Zest-1 tbsp
  • Butter-1 tbsp
  • Fresh Parsley- for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese-1/4 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In an Oven proof sauce pan or dutch oven heat the olive oil.
  3. Add the onions and saute until translucent for about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Add the Rice and stir for about a minute.
  5. Add the White Wine and cook until all of the wine has evaporated.
  6. Add the coconut milk, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  7. Bring it to a boil, cover and transfer into the oven.Bake for about 25 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and stir the lemon juice, lemon zest,butter and parsley.Add a little more broth if you want it more creamy. Sprinkle freshly grated parmesan all over.
  9. Serve immediately!

Thanks to our SundaySupper host Conni Smith from The Foodie Army Wife, who chose this wonderful theme!We’re sharing with you our culinary conquests in our kitchens!!Please scroll down for the amazing menu we have for your today!

New Expeditions (Sides, Starters & Staples)

Homemade Corn Tortillas from Pescetarian Journal

Easy Oven Polenta from Shockingly Delicious

Homemade Spiced Flour Tortillas from Chocolate Moosey

Naan from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Homemade Tofu from Kimchi MOM

Indian Moong Beans from Magnolia Days

Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto from Soni’s Food

Homemade Peanut Butter from Home Cooking Memories

Homemade Ricotta Cheese from Webicurean

Portuguese Chorizo Bread from Family Foodie

Grand Quests (Main Dishes)

Traditional Pork Tamales from Gourmet Drizzles

Braised Lamb Brisket with Lemon Oregano Yogurt Sauce from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Rice Burger from The Urban Mrs.

Pan-fried Scallops with Garlic Chili Linguine from Food Lust People Love

Miso-Glazed Salmon from The Foodie Patootie

Penne with Mustard and Chives from My Other City By The Bay

Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas) from The Wimpy Vegetarian

Spanish Baked Scallops from Momma’s Meals

Black Beans and Cheese Empanadas from Basic N Delicious

Pork Dim Sum from Small Wallet, Big Appetite

Venison Steak Gyros from Curious Cuisiniere

Baked Tilapia with Parmesan Basil Sauce from Growing Up Gabel

Vegetarian Hortobagyi Pancakes from Happy Baking Days

Caribou & Andouille Chili from The Foodie Army Wife

Escapades (Sweet Treats & Spirited Companions)

Vegan Chocolate Mousse from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

Zebra Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Multilayer Bars from What Smells So Good?

Rut-Busting Wines For New Cooking Adventures from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows from Vintage Kitchen

Strawberry Raspberry Fruit Leather from Juanita’s Cocina

Making Macarons – FAIL! from girlichef

Macaroons from Noshing With The Nolands

Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from The Messy Baker

Bircher Muesli from Peanut Butter and Peppers

Hello Kitty Rice Krispies from The Ninja Baker

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from In The Kitchen With KP

Dorie Greenspan’s Orange Almond Tart from Hip Foodie Mom

Ombre Mini Cakes from Daily Dish Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Madeleines from Big Bear’s Wife

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  1. This & your lemon chicken kebabs…yum yum yum!
    Colette @ JFF! recently posted..Blue Crab Tortilla “Cupcakes:” Cookbook GIVE-A-WAY!!My Profile

  2. This does look incredible bright and tasty – it will go wonderfully with some fresh summer veggies in a few weeks!
    Donalyn recently posted..Crash Hot Sweet PotatoesMy Profile

  3. I love Risotto and haven’t made it in years! I love how you baked this! I’m totally going to have to try that.
    Camille recently posted..Homemade Barbecue SauceMy Profile

  4. This risotto looks absolutely gorgeous :D

    CCU recently posted..Introducing ForsterMy Profile

  5. I feel same way about risotto. Its such a comfort dish but never ever made it before. This baked version is calling my name.
    dixya@food, pleasure, and health recently posted..Anise & Almond Muffins & Marvelous NuNaturals Giveaway #MIMMMy Profile

  6. Wow this risotto sounds amazing! When I first read the title I thought that a nice filet of salmon on top would be perfect. Can’t wait to try :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow
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  7. Never tried baked risotto before! My mom loves coconut too so this would be a winner for her!
    Sarah recently posted..Multilayer Bars for New Adventures in #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. I have never even tried baked risotto! Sounds wonderful!
    Medeja recently posted..Šokoladiniai Kokosiniai Blynai/ Chocolate Coconut PancakesMy Profile

  9. I didn’t know you could bake risotto?!!! What?! where have I been? I love this!
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom recently posted..Dorie Greenspan’s Orange Almond Tart for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. I love risotto and I LOVE the fact that you baked this. I love making risotto but sometimes I just don’t have 30-40 minutes to stand at the stove. Will have to try this!
    Angie @ Big Bear’s Wife recently posted..Chocolate Dipped Madeleines #SundaySupperMy Profile

  11. Congratulations, Soni! Fascinated by baked risotto and may have to try yet another Soni’s Food recipe. I tried your Easy Chicken Curry (and substituted tofu) the other night – it was a huge hit!

  12. I’ve never made risotto either but you make it sound easy! I love the flavors in this one, yum!
    Hezzi-D recently posted..Naan #SundaySupperMy Profile

  13. I love eating riscotto, but it’s been ages since I’ve made it. I love the idea of adding coconut milk…mmmmmmm. Looks delish, Soni!
    Liz recently posted..Zebra Cake Redux…#SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. Wow you can see how creamy the risotto turned out! I’ve never tried baking risotto, but I can’t wait to try it this way now!

  15. Yay for risotto! Yours looks so interesting! I love the balance of savory and sweet.
    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons recently posted..savory mushroom and herb steel cut oat risotto #sundaysupperMy Profile

  16. Yay for risotto! Yours looks so interesting _ I love the balance of savory and sweet.

  17. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    Wow, Soni, this looks incredible! What a fantastic combination of flavors…. mmmm!!! And congrats too… I’m more inclined to try risotto now!!!

  18. I love risotto and make it often; but I have never baked it. It looks and sounds like the perfect result. Congratulations!!! Thank you so much for sharing :)
    BEA recently posted..#Vegan Chocolate Mousse for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  19. I love that you used coconut milk! What fabulous flavors and what a beautiful risotto, Soni! Good job!
    Stacy recently posted..Pan-fried Scallops with Garlic Chili Linguine for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. I love that you baked your risotto!! I’ve never seen that, and now I’ve just got to try it too. It looks so beautiful and creamy :-)
    The Wimpy Vegetarian recently posted..#SundaySupper: Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas)My Profile

  21. Kudos on the delicious looking risotto!! It would be so good with the lemon and coconut!!
    Tara recently posted..Macaroons for New Cooking Adventures #SundaySupperMy Profile

  22. Lemon and coconut in a risotto? It’s like you read my mind and included exactly what I would love!
    Jen @JuanitasCocina recently posted..Strawberry Raspberry Fruit Leather ~ New Food Adventure #SundaySupper!My Profile

  23. What a great idea to bake the Risotto… this is an amazing recipe!
    Family Foodie recently posted..Chorizo Bread | Pao Caseiro com Chourico #SundaySupperMy Profile

  24. I love the use of coconut milk in the risotto. I’ve made it plenty the traditional way with stirring for what seems like forever. Nice alternative way to make it when you don’t have the time to stand over the stove.
    Renee recently posted..Indian Moong Beans for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  25. Never would´ve thought of making a savory risotto with coconut milk. But it´s a fantastic idea Soni! And though I made risotto countless times, I still have to make the baked version.

  26. I make baked risotto all the time and it is a weekday staple during the cooler months. I love the coconut and lemon in this! Looks so creamy and yummy!
    Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) recently posted..Homemade Tofu #SundaySupperMy Profile

  27. YUM!!! I love risotto, and I bake mine too! It makes it so much easier, no stirring and stirring and stirring :)
    Conni @FoodieArmyWife recently posted..Caribou Andouille Chili For an Adventures in Food #SundaySupperMy Profile

  28. I love the recipe! I have never made risotto and now I want to! I love that you used it with coconut and lemon, I can only imagine how wonderful it must taste!
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers recently posted..Bircher Muesli #SundaySupperMy Profile

  29. There is no going back now. I made my first risotto a few years ago and now I make one at least every month.
    Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite recently posted..Pork Dim Sum #SundaySupperMy Profile

  30. Jennifer B says:

    I’ve never made risotto either! (And I’m Italian, so shame on me) I heard you walk a fine line when making risotto between overlooking and undercooking so I’ve always been somewhat intimidated. I love that you have a baked method- now that I can feel more comfy with :)

  31. I’m so happy you overcame your fear and prevailed over the risotto. I’m in love with the flavors that are happening in this dish. It looks wonderful!
    Jennie @themessybakerblog recently posted..Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt ~ #SundaySupperMy Profile

  32. I love making risotto, but have never thought of baking it before – I have to try that! Those flavours sound wonderful!
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