Smoked Cod & Leek Risotto - 602 calories - Weight Loss NHS

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Smoked Cod & Leek Risotto - 602 calories

Pineapple274 stone

I have to tell you that this was delicious, very filling and extremely easy to make! Slightly higher in calories than I would usually have for a main meal, but I had just a bowl of home made soup today at lunchtime (less than 100 calories). I made it with smoked cod loin (as that was what I had in the freezer) but you could also make it with smoked haddock - just ensure you check the calories. The cod is higher in calories by about 20 per 100g (cod is 100 cals per 100g and haddock is 84 per 100g)

Preparation Time: 25 mins

Cooking Time: 30 mins

Serves: 2

Calories per serving: 602.4




Rice, Arborio (dry weight)-150g

Milk, Semi Skimmed-125ml

Cod, Loins, Smoked-300g

Spinach, Baby Leaf-100g

Stock Pot (vegetable or fish)-1 Pot/28g

Tap Water (for stock)-350ml

Creme Fraiche, Full Fat-60g


Preparation: Finely slice leek and wash thoroughly. Cut the cod into large chunks.

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.

Heat the butter in a large ovenproof dish over a medium heat. Cook the leek for 4-5 mins, stirring regularly, until just tender. Add the rice and stir for a further 2 mins.

Add the stock (mix the stock pot with 350ml of boiling water) and the milk, bring to the boil and bubble for 5 mins before sitting the haddock on top. Cover with a lid or foil and bake in the oven for 18 mins until the rice is tender.

Fold in the creme fraiche and spinach, season with plenty of black pepper, then cover the pan again and leave to rest out of the oven for 3 mins before serving - the steam will soften the spinach.

Nutrition Data Per Serving

Calories (kcal) 602.4

Carbohydrate (g) 71.2

Fat (g) 17.8

Fibre (g) 3.7

Fruit & Veg 1.7

Protein (g) 39.1

8 Replies
Hidden9st 7lbs

Sounds fantastic! Was talking to a friend about risotto the other week. Something i've never made at home and am wanting to try. Fish and leek sounds a good combo to try so another one to add to my list to try! :)

Thank you for sharing

Pineapple274 stone in reply to Hidden

My husband is the risotto king in this house.... but they are very time consuming. You have to add the stock little and often and stand there stirring. I loved this, as I just bunged it in a pot, stuck the pot in the oven and "hey presto"! The texture was absolutely perfect and I can see that I'll use this method again - perhaps with chicken and asparagus, or salmon, or prawns.... mmmmmm the list is endless!

This is one of my absolute favourites! I usually do it without butter, milk or the creme fraiche, which I guess would be lower in calories. Yours does sound rather nice though...!

That looks great, I might try that this week 👍🏼

Endrick1st 7lbs

Oh, yum! What's not to like here?

Edit 2 weeks later: This is now a firm favourite in our house. It's simple and delicious.

Going to try this tonight. Sounds good. Can I print this recipe from the website or can I save it in Ibooks?

Just took a screen shot for later! That looks amazing Pineapple27.

Thank you 😊


This was great and so easy to make. It was delicious !

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