Jasna from Around the World – In favorites recipes inspired me for this wonderful Salmon Risotto. She made fennel and salmon risotto. I am not a big fan of fennel. So I chose basil instead and decided to add sun-dried tomatoes.

For this recipe, you can used canned salmon or fresh salmon filet cooked in aluminum foil in oven (400 degree F. –  25 minutes).

My son loves this risotto. He drizzles some lemon in his plate and adds more Parmesan.


Salmon Risotto.

This dish is perfect for a family meal.

Serving : 4  Preparation time : 5 minutes  Cook time : 30 minutes or plus

Ingredients :

  • 170 g (6 ounces) salmon
  • 6 cups (1,5 l)  water + 1 tablet (vegetable flavor) bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 300 g, (1 1/2 cups) risotto rice or arborio rice
  • 120 ml (4 ounces) white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

Directions :

  1. Place 6 cups cold water + 1 tablet of bouillon in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes or until mixture starts to simmer. Reduce heat to low to keep hot.
  2. In another pan heat oil and butter, add onion and stir for 2 minutes. Add rice, stir then add wine and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until almost evaporated. Stir in water, a ladleful at a time, allowing each to be absorbed before adding the next. Continue to cook, stir constantly, for 30 minutes or plus, until the rice is cooked and has a creamy consistency.
  3. Add the salmon, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan and serve.



“Il y a tellement de varietiés de risotto, qu’il y en a pour tous les goûts!”;)

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  1. Oh Thanks Zaza,…I just woke up, …Great beginning of a Sunday for me. I like your combo with basil and sundried tomatoes.. Cheers from Sydney

  2. This is one romantic dish. Spring salmon with delicate lemon flavors. Perfect for fine dining at home. Wishing you a super weekend. Sharing!

  3. I’ve never had this dish, but it sounds wonderful!

  4. I love salmon and I love risotto so this dish is double the pleasure for me!

  5. This looks like a wonderful dish, Zaza! I have yet to make risotto, but would like to try sometime. I’ve always heard it is difficult. Do you find that to be true? Your pictures are just beautiful!

    • zaza-cook

      Thanks Shari 🙂 The basic steps of making a good risotto is tossing the rice and adding in the broth one ladleful at a time. You can also try my Risotto with Parmesan Cheese and Pancetta, so easy to make.
      Happy Cooking Shari!

  6. What a pretty presentation. I’ve never thought to use salmon in a risotto, I bet it was delicious.

  7. Hi Zaza, I can see why your son loves this so much, looks fantastic. Salmon is my favorite.

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