Seafood and spinach risotto

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    Scallops and prawns are simmered together in a creamy leek risotto. This risotto has the perfect combination of textures and flavours. Enjoy as a starter, for lunch or dinner.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 455g Arborio (risotto) rice
    • 1 litre boiling vegetable stock
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
    • 1 medium leek, chopped
    • 1 fresh red chilli, chopped
    • 450g medium prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 225g small scallops
    • 400g fresh spinach leaves
    • 1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour in the rice and stir until the rice is coated in oil and has started to toast, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in one-third of the boiling vegetable stock; continue stirring until incorporated. Repeat this process twice more, stirring constantly. Incorporating the stock should take 15 to 20 minutes in all.
    2. While you are cooking the rice, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a pan. Stir in the garlic, leeks, chilli, prawns and scallops. Cook until the seafood is just beginning to change colour. Add the red pepper and spinach; cook until the seafood is opaque. Combine with the rice and season to taste with pepper.

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    So nice  -  05 Mar 2016


    Wonderful easy to follow. Added cooked lobster and asparagus and a slurp of wine. Delicious. Xxx  -  16 Oct 2015


    This was good. I will say that the recipe makes very large portions and I felt that the ratio of broth to rice was off. I've made other risotto recipes before and it seemed fishy to me right off the bat. Usually you have several times more liquid than rice, whereas here it's only 2 to 1. My broth got sucked up so fast and my rice was so crunchy that I had to start adding hot water about halfway through. It still came out well, though. To summarize, I would suggest cutting down on the rice and pumping up the broth (at least a 3 to 1 ratio).  -  15 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)