Salmon & saffron risotto

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

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Pimp My Rice: Over 100 inspirational rice recipes from around the world

By Nisha Katona

Published 2017

  • About

I really struggled with this risotto for a long time. I loved the elegant salmon-saffron combination but felt that it was almost too delicate and diaphanous. It was the addition of the Parmesan that gave the dish a wonderfully creamy tang and length of flavour.


  • 75 g/ oz/5 tbsp butter
  • 1


Heat half the butter in a saucepan and fry the onion until softened. Add the rice and stir for about 4 minutes. Add the stock, ladle by ladle, stirring over a low heat until all the water is absorbed. Add the saffron and its soaking water. It should take around 20 minutes for all the water to be absorbed and for the risotto to be creamy and moist.

Now stir in the remaining butter and th