Let’s face it cooking risotto can be a chore. All that stirring. Ain’t nobody got time for that! But you can cook risotto without the arm workout. This quick and easy seafood risotto requires minimal stirring, but is still thick, creamy and absolutely delicious. It is the perfect hassle free weeknight meal.
Quick & Easy Seafood Risotto
No stir risotto, the perfect hassle free weeknight meal!
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1 small red capsicum deseeded and chopped into small pieces
- 2 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1 teaspoon of smokey paprika
- 1 cup of arborio rice (regular rice works fine too)
- 400g tin of crushed tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock
- 300g marinara seafood mix
- 1/2 cup of peas
- 2 cups of baby spinach
- 1/2 cup of flat leaf parsley leaves
- 1 lemon
- Step 1 Heat a large saucepan or fry pan with lid over a medium heat and add olive oil. Sauté the onion, capsicum and garlic for 5 minutes, or until soft.
- Step 2 Add the smokey paprika and rice and stir until fully coated.
- Step 3 Next add the tinned tomatoes and chicken stock, stir and bring to the boil. Once the liquid has boiled reduce the heat, and simmer covered for 15 -20 minutes stirring occasionally. The risotto will be ready when the rice is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
- Step 4 Add the marinara mix, peas, spinach and parsley and stir through. Cook for 5 minutes or until all the ingredients are warmed through and the spinach has wilted.
- Step 5 Season with salt and pepper and squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the top. Serve with the remaining lemon cut into wedges.
- You will get 3 serves out of this one, but if you’re cooking for a bigger family, double the ingredients.
- Don’t like seafood? No worries. Just switch the seafood for chorizo or shredded BBQ chicken from the supermarket or both – YUM!
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Or let me know what you think of the recipe in the comments below. What’s your favourite type of risotto?