Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Main Course Seafood Risotto

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup fish stock or clam juice combined with 5 cups water

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1 1/2 cups short grain rice

1/2 cup dry white wine

3/4 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined cut into thirds

3/4 pound scallops, foot removed and sliced in half, horizontally

2 tablespoons butter

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into fine dice

2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Set clam juice and broth in a saucepan and have it at a bare simmer before you begin. Heat olive oil in a wide saucepan and cook the onions for 5 minutes or until lightly golden. Add the rice and stir, continuously for a couple of minutes to lightly toast it. Add the wine and cook gently until almost entirely evaporated.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of the boiling water and stock and simmer the rice, stirring constantly, until all the liquid is absorbed. Add 1/2 cup more of simmering liquid and stir the rice until it has again absorbed the liquid. Continue in this fashion, adding a cup of liquid after 1 1/2 cups are in. When rice is half way done (after about 15 minutes) cook the seafood.
  3. In another skillet heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and saute the shrimp and scallops for a minute or until almost entirely cooked. Transfer the seafood to the rice and continue to finish cooking the rice until entirely tender (should take about 30 to 35 minutes in all). When done, the rice is just tender, has absorbed the liquid (you may not need it all). Add the butter, season to taste with salt and pepper and dish out. Serve immediately or the rice will continue to cook and turn to mush. Garnish with tomatoes and parsley.