Seafood Risotto


This seafood risotto is easy to make and quicker than a classic risotto. It has a gorgeous creamy texture and taste and makes a delicious spring or summer dish!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large leek, cleaned and thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup Arborio rice

  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • ½ pound bay scallops

  • ½ pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 cup fresh snow peas, trimmed and halved crosswise

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Add leek and garlic; cook and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Add rice and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring frequently.

  2. Pour in 1 1/2 cups chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, continuing to stir occasionally. Pour in remaining chicken broth and wine; increase heat to medium and cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring constantly.

  3. Add scallops, shrimp, peas, and red pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until remaining liquid is almost absorbed and seafood has cooked, about 5 minutes. When rice is just tender and slightly creamy, season with Parmesan cheese, basil, lemon juice, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
7g Fat
40g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 39mg 196%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 355mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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