Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Seafood Risotto

I used a rice cooker to make the rice for this seafood risotto. This may not be the most traditional way to make it but my lazy way is fairly fast and tastes decent! In the past I have made my risotto by gradually adding a ladle of broth into the rice until the liquid was absorbed by the rice and then adding more until the rice is cooked al dente. This time I have no patience so I decided to use my rice cooker. This recipe makes about 6 servings. 

seafood risotto
Seafood Risotto


2 C of arborio rice
3 to 3 1/2 C Green Crab Stock For Chowders
About 1 Tbsp oil (such as olive or vegetable oil)
1/2 white or yellow medium sized onion, chopped
5 baby bella mushrooms, thinly sliced
6 littleneck clams, scrubbed and washed
6 prepared female green crabs, leave the roe intact on the body, roe from carapace removed and set aside
12 large shrimp, peeled, butterflied, and deveined
12 sea scallops, tough muscles removed
5 squid, scored and cut into bite-size or cut into rings
About 10 squid tentacles
About 1/2 C frozen peas, microwaved for about 30-40 seconds, drained
5 chives plants, nipped with scissors or chopped
About 1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp fish sauce


Cook the rice with 2 1/2 cups of stock.

While the rice is cooking heat a large pan with oil over medium high heat. Add onion and cook until it is soft and translucent. Add mushrooms and cook until they are wilted. Add the clams and crabs, cook until the clams are partially opened, about 5 minutes. Add shrimp, scallops, squid, and squid tentacles. Cook until the shrimp are opaque and curled up (the scallops and squid will take less time). Scatter the roe and cook until they become solid. Stir in rice, peas, and another 1/2 to 1 cup of stock to moisten the rice. At the last 1-2 minutes add chives and season with fish sauce to taste.

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