Seafood risotto

Seafood risotto



  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 125mL white wine
  • 1L good quality fish stock (gluten-free)
  • 2 x 200g salmon fillet
  • 12 scallops, roe removed
  • 8 green prawns, peeled, deveined, tail removed
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme leaves (or parsley)
  • lemon cheeks, to serve


Place stock in a saucepan and heat until simmering.

Heat oil in a large heavy based frypan at medium heat.

Cook salmon fillets, 3-5 minutes each side depending on thickness of salmon and your preferred level of doneness.

Remove from frypan to plate and chop into bite size pieces.

Reheat frypan, add onion and fry for two minutes, add garlic and cook for another two minutes.

Turn up the heat, add Arborio rice and stir constantly for two minutes until heated through.

Pour in wine, there will be a bit of a sizzle, cook until wine has almost evaporated.

Add a soup ladle (about half_ cup) of hot stock to the frypan, turn the heat down to a simmer and stir until stock absorbed, then add another ladle of stock.

Continue adding stock, stirring and allowing each ladleful to be absorbed before adding the next.

The risotto will take 15-20 minutes to cook.

As always with risotto, make sure you use a nice white wine and enjoy a glass while stirring!

When the rice is nearly soft, add scallops and prawns and cook for another 3 minutes until prawns are pink.

Stir in lemon zest, juice and herbs.

Serve immediately with lemon cheeks.


  • If the risotto is a bit gluggy, add more stock (or boiled water if you are out of stock) I am a bit of a wuss when it comes to oysters, mussels, clams etc, but adjust the seafood content to suit your tastes.
  • Seafood or marinara risottos traditionally do not have parmesan added, but I wont tell if you dont.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.

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