Risoni marinara is an Italian-inspired, low-fat diet which is adapted for healthy main course. A great alternative to risotto, this recipe is quick to whip up and makes a substantial dish. Salad caprese (basil leaves, bocconcini and sliced tomatoes) goes well with this paella-like one-course meal.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
(Make 4 serves)
Amount Per Serving: 594 Calories, 76.8 g. Carbohydrates, 9 g. Dietary Fiber, 6.5 g. Fat, 1.4 g. Saturated Fat
- 12 uncooked large shrimps
- 12 small mussels
- 9.5 oz. of squid hoods
- 2 tsp. of olive oil
- 1 large brown onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 large red capsicum, thinly sliced
- 12 oz. of risoni
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 1 1/2 cups of chicken stock
- 1/2 cup of dry white wine
- Pinch saffron threads
- 1 cup of frozen peas, thawed
- 1 large tomato, seeded, thinly sliced
- Shell and devein shrimps, leaving tails intact. Scrub mussels, remove beards. Cut squid down centre to open out, score the inside in a diagonal pattern then cut into strips.
- In large-size saucepan, heat oil and cook onion, garlic and capsicum, stirring, until onion softens (about 3 min).
- Add risoni, stir to coat in onion mixture.
- Stir in water, stock, wine and saffron, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, simmer, uncovered, until liquid is absorbed and risoni is just tender, stirring occasionally.
- Add shrimps, mussels, squid, peas and tomato, cook, covered, until shrimps are changed in color and mussels have opened (discard any that do not).
- Tips : Risoni is a small rice-sized pasta that is also used in Italian soups and salads, orzo can be used as a substitute in this recipe.
Source : Women’s Weekly
Recipe Under : 400 Up Calories – Dash Diet – Diabetes Recipes – Fish Shrimp and Shellfish – Healthy Dinner Recipes – Healthy Recipes – Low Fat Recipes – Main Dishes – Stir Fry