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Lemon Seafood Risotto
January 19, 2011

This was really good! I didn't follow the directions exactly with respect to the risotto technique, but instead followed the method I always use: after cooking the rice for a minute or two in the oil, add about 1/2 cup of wine. When that has been absorbed, add the chicken stock about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently and adding the next 1/2 cup after the previous one has been mostly absorbed. (Note: The stirring is important because it releases the starches in the rice, which is what makes risotto so creamy without using any actual cream.) When the rice seemed like it was about 5 minutes away from being done, I added the peppers, scallops, etc. The name of this dish is a bit of a misnomer. The lemon added at the end makes a huge difference in brightening up the dish and I really loved it, but it does not taste lemony. Just a warning in case you are craving something with a real lemon zing!

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