August 20th, 2016

Low fat seafood risotto from A Healthy Kitchen dot com

This is soooooo delicious!  If you love Risotto and you love seafood, this is one you absolutely must try!
Risotto must be served immediately so you can best savor its rich creaminess. With this version, theres just enough for two healthful portions. Complete your meal with a salad,  and sourdough french bread (with balsamic vinegar for dipping).

Yield 2 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)


  • 2  cups  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1  (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
  • 2  teaspoons  butter
  • 1/4  cup  chopped shallots
  • 1/2  cup  uncooked Arborio rice
  • 1/8  teaspoon  saffron threads, crushed
  • 1  tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2  cup  grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4  ounces  medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4  ounces  bay scallops
  • 2  tablespoons  whipping cream
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)


1. Bring broth and clam juice to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.

2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots to pan; cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add rice and saffron to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add lemon juice to pan; cook 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 cup hot broth mixture; cook 2 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 18 minutes total).

3. Stir in tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Stir in shrimp and scallops; cook for 4 minutes or until shrimp and scallops are done, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cream. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Note:  The recipe says it takes about 18 minutes for the liquid to be absorbed.  I found it took closer to 35 minutes .  When I read the reviews, I noticed that several others had the same experience.  No matter, its worth the wait!


Nutritional Information

Calories:   400 (23% from fat)
Fat:   10.1g (sat 4.9g,mono 2.6g,poly 1.1g)
Protein:   30.2g
Carbohydrate:   49.1g
Fiber:   2.6g
Cholesterol:   118mg
Iron:   2.8mg
Sodium:   520mg
Calcium:   89mg
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