A simple but delicious Thermomix Seafood Risotto recipe made with marinara mix. Great for an easy midweek meal that the whole family will love!
It's no secret that when it comes to family dinners, risotto is pretty much always at the top of my list! They're so easy to make in the Thermomix, taste great and they always get the tick of approval!
If you've been visiting ThermoBliss for a while, you might know that our Thermomix Garlic Prawn Risotto is one of my all-time favourite recipes. But like anything, it's good to change things up now and again!! And so, I switched the prawns for marinara mix and added some tomato paste... and voila! Our new Thermomix Seafood Risotto recipe is here!
You can buy marinara mix from the deli section of most supermarkets and it usually contains calamari, salmon, mussels, white fish fillets and prawns. It also has lots of parsley throughout so you get a beautiful flavour when it's cooked.
So next time you're after a quick and yummy family dinner, give our Thermomix Seafood Risotto a try!
For more yummy Thermomix risotto recipes, check these ones out!
Thermomix Seafood Risotto
- 50 g parmesan cheese
- 1 brown onion, halved
- 3 garlic cloves
- 40 g butter
- 40 g olive oil
- 320 g arborio rice
- 60 g white wine
- 2 teaspoon vegetable stock powder
- 720 g water
- 100 g tomato paste
- 450 g marinara mix (see notes)
- 80 g cooking cream
- 100 g fresh baby spinach leaves
- extra parmesan, to serve
- Place the parmesan cheese into the Thermomix bowl. Grate on Speed 10, 10 seconds. Set aside in a seperate bowl. Wash and dry the Thermomix bowl.
- Place the onion and garlic into the Thermomix bowl. Chop on Speed 5, 3 seconds.
- Add the butter and olive oil. Saute 3 minutes, Varoma, Speed 1.
- Insert the butterfly whisk. Add the risotto rice and saute for 1 minute, Varoma, Reverse, Speed 1 (MC off).
- Add the white wine and saute for a further 2 minutes, Varoma, Reverse, Speed 1 (MC off).
- Scrape the bottom of the bowl. Add the vegetable stock, water and tomato paste and cook for 13 minutes, 100 degrees, Reverse, Speed 1.
- Add the marinara mix and cooking cream and cook for a further 3 minutes, Varoma, Reverse, Speed 1 (MC off).
- Add the baby spinach leaves to the ThermoServer and pour over the risotto. Stir through the parmesan cheese and allow to rest for 10 minutes (to thicken).
- Serve with extra parmesan cheese.
How can I make this recipe feed 6?
Hi Dean, we wouldn't recommend doubling this recipe as you'll go over the max fill line.
Hi is it possible to half the recipe? I’d like to make it just for myself
Hi there, I wouldn't recommend halving this recipe.
I am just wondering if the rice ends up al dente or softer? I prefer my rice to be softer (I know - sacrilege) so not sure if I would need to adjust the cooking time prior to adding the seafood?
Hi Helen, you may want to add a couple of minutes cooking time if you like it extra soft!
Ana Cecilia says
Would it be possible to use cauliflower rice?
Cauliflower rice would cook differently than arborio and I haven't tried it, so I would suggest looking for a cauliflower risotto recipe and adjusting the liquid and times in this recipe rather than just doing a straight substitute.
If the marinara mix is frozen should we defrost first?
Also could we skip the wine step?
Hi Ana, yes you need to allow the marinara to defrost first.
And yes, you can omit. the wine if you prefer.
Hi Lucy, thank you for this delicious recipe! The kids loved them and have asked for it to be in our weekly meal plan 🙂
Hi, just wondering if you have ever made this dairy free? Or what you suggest could be a good substitute
Hi Sarah, personally I haven't but you could perhaps try coconut cream?
Hi there, I am a brand new owner of a thermie, and this was the third thing I háve made. It seemed to me to be lacking in flavour. A few people that know more than me wondered if it should be 2 tablespoons of the veg stock paste, rather than 2 teaspoons. What do you think about that?
Hi Jan, the 2 tsp is 2 tsp of store-bought vegetable powdered stock. If you're using homemade stock paste, you will need to use a bit more (but how much more will depend on the recipe that you use to make your homemade stock - most stock recipes will recommend how much of their homemade stock to use per 500g of liquid. Good luck with your new Thermomix!
Patricia Arnold says
In lockdown, I only have Basmati rice. Can I use that?
Hmmm I'd suggest holding off until you can get arborio! You really need it for this recipe!
When you cook at 100 degrees for 13 mins after adding the water, do you leave MC off or put it back on?
Hi Bethany, place the simmering basket over the top instead of the MC to catch any splashes. x