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Italian seafood risotto

Italian Seafood risotto

Healthy eating is not about starvation and deprivation, but it is about nourishing yourself and experiencing food as a joyful part of life.

Enjoy the flavors and taste of Summer with this Italian seafood risotto. Seafood is rich in critical thyroid-supporting nutrients like iodine, zinc and selenium, while mussels are rich in vitamin B12.

This risotto brings together carbs, lean proteins, and veggies, helping to slow down the absorption of carbs,

You can use frozen seafood

You don’t need to use fresh produce. This Italian seafood risotto, will be delicious even with frozen mussels and king prawns. Contrary to popular belief, frozen produce, maintains most of the nutritional value and it is usually cheaper and very convenient to use.

What you need for this Italian seafood risotto

For this risotto I literally used what I had leftover in the kitchen, plus some frozen food.

  • Ribe rice ( but you can all types of rice)
  • Mussels with shell (frozen)
  • Mussels without shell (frozen and cheaper)
  • King prawns (frozen)
  • Ripe tomatoes
  • Arugula ( rocket leaves) but you can use all types of greens, or courgettes, or asparagus
  • Garlic
  • Tiny bit of chili ( optional )
  • A dash of sweet paprika ( optional)
  • Organic stock cube ( kalo)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

Nutritional benefits

The combination of a moderate amount of carbohydrates with veggies and the proteins of the seafood helps increase the sense of satiety and stabilize blood sugar levels.

Mussels

They are really a good source of Vitamin B12 and contain good traces of other B vitamins. They have good quantities of manganese and selenium and other trace minerals.

Prawns

Lean proteins and calcium.

Tomatoes & Arugula

Both veggies bring phytonutrients, Vitamin A, folates, and magnesium. Lycopene, which is the cancer-protecting phytochemical in tomatoes, gets activated by heat.

Italian seafood musses risotto

Italian Seafood Risotto

Claudia Armani
A delicious and healthy Italian seafood risotto.
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 60 gr Ribe rice
  • 4 Mussels ( with shell ) Frozen
  • 6 Mussels ( without shell ) Frozen
  • 4 King prawns Frozen
  • 1 Plum tomato ( fresh and ripe )
  • a handful Rocket ( arugula ) leaves
  • 1 Garlic clove ( peeled )
  • 1/2 Stock cube ( organic )
  • a dash Chili ( optional )
  • a dash Sweet paprika ( optional )
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Place the peeled and chopped garlic clove in a non-stick pan with the olive oil and tiny bit of dried chili. Let the flavour release then add the chopped tomatos and chopped rucola ( arugula ). Let it cook for 3-4 minutes at low heat.
  • Add the rice and frozen seafood, and cover with some light broth that you have made with the organic stock cube.
  • Keep cooking at low heat for 15 min or according to the instrunctions on the rice packe, depending on the type of rice used, or until the water is fully absorbed. Cook the rice adding small quantitty of water at a time.
Keyword Italian risotto, Italian seafood risotto, Seafood risotto
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe had me drooling. Your seafood risotto looks delicious. Just from the ingredients, I can tell that it is bursting with flavors. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe.

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