Do you love smoked salmon? My easy one-pan smoked salmon risotto is a family-favorite dinner recipe to try! This risotto with smoked salmon has a smokey, rich flavor that the whole family will love. Dinner is ready in under 30 minutes!
Hey there! I hope you are all having a great week. My week has been great, and I am topping it off with one of my favorite risotto recipes.
We had a large family breakfast the other day and served smoked salmon for the bagels. The salmon didn't all get finished, and it had been hanging out in our refrigerator for a long time. I am unsure how long smoked salmon will keep, so I needed a recipe to use it up quickly.
If you are looking for more easy dinner recipes, check out all of my gluten free dinner recipes!
Why Make This Recipe:
- Risotto is like upscale cheesy rice. Kids love it, and you can add so many fun flavors. My recipe is kid-friendly and is one of my favorite dinners to make.
- You can add any meat or keep it vegetarian.
- You only need 30 minutes to make this recipe, which is good for busy weeknights.
- Any vegetables can also work in this risotto with the smoked salmon recipe. You can even cheat and make a low-carb risotto out of riced cauliflower like this Shiitake Mushroom Risotto.
Easy to make, I also added butternut, pumpkin (squash), broccoli, and garlic. I used an extra cup of stock. Comes out beautifully creamy and so so hearty. Here’s to my new pre-race carb meal!!!"Marge K., Pinterest comment
This smoked salmon risotto recipe is very adaptable. If your kids don't eat shiitake mushrooms, substitute them with their favorite vegetables. Any vegetable will work with smoked salmon. This recipe for smoked salmon won't disappoint!
We are big salmon eaters. If you love salmon as well, try these crispy Grain-Free Salmon Cakes.
- Arborio Rice - I am glad this rice is gluten-free because it has become our family staple meal.
- Chicken Broth - Feel free to use vegetable broth if you prefer. I advise using low-sodium chicken broth.
- Smoked Salmon - I use wild smoked salmon in this recipe. There isn't a huge flavor difference, but I try to avoid farmed fish.
- Garlic - Fresh is best for risotto.
- Parmesan - I use grated and not shredded.
- Shiitake Mushrooms - Any mushroom is fine in this recipe.
- White Wine - Use a cheap wine. There is no need to use expensive wine for cooking.
- Heavy Cream - You only need a little. See Allergen Information below for dairy-free options.
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper - To taste.
- Scallions - Optional for garnishing.
It doesn't take too long to make risotto. For best results, you want to use arborio rice. Arborio rice is a white, short-grained Italian rice. This rice is naturally very starchy, making it nice and sticky for risotto.
- This recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free.
- Make it dairy-free by using a dairy-free heavy cream like So Delicious brand of heavy cream. Also, use dairy-free parmesan cheese. I like VioLife plant-based cheeses best.
I absolutely love my 12-inch cast iron skillet. I use it for pancakes, skillet cakes, and many of my dinner recipes. It is easy to clean, and perfectly non-stick!
Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:
Are you ready to make this risotto recipe? Gather up your ingredients.
Step 1: Heat olive oil in a cast-iron pan over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the arborio rice and cook the rice in the olive oil until all rice is coated. (About 2-3 minutes).
Step 2: Add in the shiitake mushrooms, scallions, and white wine. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
Step 3: Add in salmon. Gradually add chicken stock to the pan, a little at a time. Add more liquid, a little at a time, as the liquid cooks down until the rice softens.
Step 4: Lastly, add the cream and parmesan cheese. Stir and serve hot.
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Cooking rice with wine adds flavor, but you can still get a lot of flavor if you omit the wine.
You can use any protein you like in risotto. I also love using shrimp.
Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
This is the first time that I've made/had smoked salmon, and this was a great recipe to start off with. simple and tasty!"K. Moss, Pinterest user
More Gluten Free Dinner Ideas:
If you love my gluten free risotto recipe, you will want to try some of my other easy seafood recipes.
- Grilled Coho Salmon
- Shrimp Fra Diavolo
- Bacon-Wrapped Tilapia
- Air Fried Scallops in Dill Garlic Butter
Easy Smoked Salmon Risotto
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- 1 ½ cups arborio rice * see note
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ cup smoked salmon * see note
- ¼ cup scallions chopped
- ½ cup white wine
- 14 fluid ounces low sodium chicken broth * see note
- salt to taste
- 8 fresh shiitake mushrooms sliced
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
- Preheat a cast iron skillet to medium heat with olive oil. Add rice and toss to coat the rice in the oil. Quickly add the wine and cook until the wine has cooked in.
- Add scallions and mushrooms and saute 3 minutes. Lower temperature to simmer.
- Add ½ cup of chicken broth and allow the broth to cook down. Repeat this process of adding chicken broth and cooking it down until rice starts to get tender. Add smoked salmon after adding liquid 3 times.
- When the rice is tender, add cream and parmesan cheese. Mix well. Cook down until rice is creamy. Add salt to taste.
- I used low sodium chicken broth. You can also use vegetable broth in this recipe.
- Be sure to use arborio rice as that is the best rice for risotto. It has a higher starch content to allow it to stick more and create a creamier sauce.
- Add any vegetables you like to this recipe. My kids love when I add peas to risotto.
- When shopping for smoked salmon, I prefer to use wild-caught. There are a lot of great brands of wild-caught smoked salmon. My family liked DuckTrap and the one we find at Trader Joe's. The least expensive smoked salmon is at Costco.
- If you don't have smoked salmon, you can also use leftover cooked salmon in this gluten free risotto recipe.
- This rice dish will keep up to 4 days in an airtight container.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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