Ocean's Bounty Risotto: A Seafood Symphony


Imagine a plate, where the creamy richness of perfectly cooked Arborio rice meets the briny zest of the ocean. Each spoonful of our Ocean's Bounty Risotto brims with the treasures of the sea - tender scallops, succulent prawns, and soft mussels, all infused with a hint of white wine and the freshness of parsley and lemon zest. 

As you take a bite, the symphony of flavors dances on your palate, the aromatic saffron lending a luxurious depth, harmonizing the sweet seafood with the earthy Parmesan. This is not just a meal; it's a voyage to the heart of the sea.

Risotto ai Frutti di Mare

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: Approximately 250g per person

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories per serving: 530
  • Carbohydrates: 75g
  • Proteins: 25g
  • Fats: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 870mg


  • Arborio rice, 400g
  • Mixed seafood (prawns, scallops, mussels), 400g
  • Dry white wine, 120ml
  • Fish stock, 1.2 liters
  • Olive oil, 30ml
  • Unsalted butter, 30g
  • Onion, finely chopped, 100g
  • Garlic cloves, minced, 10g
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, 15g
  • Parmesan cheese, grated, 60g
  • Saffron threads, a pinch
  • Lemon zest, from 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil and half the butter. Add the onion and garlic, sautéing until translucent.
  2. Stir in the rice, toasting until it's slightly golden.
  3. Pour in the wine, simmering until it's absorbed.
  4. Gradually add the warm stock, one ladle at a time, allowing each to absorb before adding the next.
  5. Halfway through, add the saffron and seafood, cooking until the rice is al dente and the seafood is cooked through.
  6. Remove from heat, stir in the remaining butter, Parmesan, parsley, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Let it sit covered for 2 minutes before serving.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use a wide pan for even cooking.
  • Keep the stock at a simmer to maintain temperature throughout cooking.
  • Toast the rice to unlock its nutty flavor.
  • Stirring constantly ensures creamy texture without cream.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use frozen seafood? Yes, ensure it's fully thawed and patted dry.
  • Is there a wine alternative? Use extra stock with a squeeze of lemon.
  • What if I can't find saffron? While unique, turmeric can provide color, albeit different flavor.