Seafood Risotto

Risotto must be served immediately so you can best savor its rich creaminess. With this version containing seafood, there's just enough for two healthful portions.


Ingredients:
  • 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)









Preparation:


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.

David Bonom, Cooking Light
OCTOBER 2008

by:myrecipes.com

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