Brown Rice Seafood Risotto

My family and I spent last week in a small beach town in South Carolina called Edisto Island. Days were filled with splashing, watching dolphins and day-tripping in Charleston. The evenings, of course, were filled with good food.

And, what beach trip would be complete without good seafood?

We bought fresh-caught shrimp and tilapia at a seafood market called Flowers Seafood Company, an Edisto institution. The shop is family-owned, and about as fresh and local as you can get.

In the mood for a comfort seafood dish, my husband and Icooked a pot of seafood risotto. Since there was no arborio rice to be found in the small beach town, I cooked brown rice (higher in fiber anyway!) slowly in lots of low-sodium chicken broth with a little butter and white wine. He sauteed the shrimp, tilapia and turkey kielbasawith an onion and mixed it all together with freshly-shaved Parmesan cheese. Dashes of white wine, salt, pepper and other seasonings later, we had a delicious and simple seafood risotto and salad for dinner.

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Posted by Rima Kleiner, MS, RD