Risotto With Seared Scallops, Prawns, Clams, Green Peas & Fresh Herbs

Chef Josh Gale has partnered with us to share one of his favourite rice recipes: arborio rice complete with clams, prawns, scallops, green peas, herbs and lemon. Chef Josh enjoys cooking with U.S.-grown rice because it’s grown with the highest of standards and a focus on sustainability.

4 servings
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min


  • 1 cup uncooked U.S.-grown arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot diced
  • ½ cup white wine + ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon butter + 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 12 scallops
  • 12 prawns
  • 20 clams


  1. Bring chicken or vegetable stock to a simmer in a medium pot.
  2. Place a pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sauté arborio rice for 3-4 minutes, then add diced shallots and sauté another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Season with a pinch of salt, then add ½ cup white wine and cook until nearly evaporated.
  4. Add a large ladle of the stock and gently stir until it is almost fully cooked into the rice, then add another ladle and repeat.
  5. Continue adding stock and gently stirring until the rice is cooked through, around 20 minutes.
  6. Once the rice is cooked, stir in the green peas, chopped herbs, 1 tablespoon of butter and grated parmesan cheese.
  7. Add one final ladle of stock so the consistency of the risotto is a bit runny and not too thick. The risotto will thicken slightly as it rests.
  8. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Place another pan over high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Lightly season the scallops and sear them for 90 seconds on one side, then add the prawns and clams to the pan. After another 90 seconds, flip the prawns and scallops.
  10. Add remaining butter and white wine and gently spoon the sauce over the seafood.
  11. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, until clams pop open and scallops are just cooked through.