Seafood risotto with mushrooms Recipe

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This mussel, prawn and porcini risotto is creamy, silky and aromatic.

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Servings: 4 servings


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  • 15 g dried porcini or black trumpet mushrooms
  • 2 cups boiling water (for soaking dried mushrooms)
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 250 g mussels, thawed
  • 250 g prawns, defrosted
  • 4-6 cups chicken or vegetable stock from a cube
  • 2-3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • A bit of fresh fennel, chopped
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • ¼ to ½ cup grated cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano)
  • 2 tsp butter
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling
  • A little fresh parsley, chopped


Soak the dried mushrooms in boiling water for 20-30 minutes or until soft and plumped.
In large skillet, heat wine over medium flame and add garlic for 1 minute. Add shrimp and mussels, simmer for 3-4 minutes on low heat. Remove from heat, leave them in the wine.
Take the mushrooms out of the liquid and squeeze out some of the juice back into the bowl. If it's "gritty", strain the grit out. Add the cleaned mushrooms liquid and the mushrooms themselves to the simmering chicken stock, stir.
Heat olive oil in a large, deep saucepan, add onion and fennel, stir well. Add rice, toss to coat it well with oil (this allows the rice to absorb the cooking juices slowly and liquid and assists in producing the creamy texture and taste of a good risotto!).
Add 1-2 ladles of the hot stock, stir a little, make sure the risotto is completely covered with juices and reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer for a few minutes, until the liquid is absorbed. Repeat for about 15 minutes.
Add the seafood and wine to the risotto, stir and simmer until the liquid reduces to half. Check if the rice is tender enough (al dente, take care not overcooked!).
Add the cheese and butter, stir thoroughly and continue to cook the risotto until almost all of the liquid has been absorbed.
Remove from the heat. Let the risotto stand for 5-7 minutes to meld all the flavours. Serve topped with cheese and chopped parsley.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 520g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 888  
Calories from Fat 448 50%
Total Fat 50.06g 63%
Saturated Fat 16.18g 65%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 611mg 25%
Potassium 736mg 21%
Total Carbs 43.73g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 1.54g 1%
Protein 56.47g 90%
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