- Mussel risotto ala Corfu

Category: Mediterranean Diet, Corfu Recipe.   

Serves: 6    
Preparation time: 35min
Level: Easy


  • 1 1/2 kg mussels in shell 
  • 1/2 red chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cups rice (carolina type)
  • 1 cup ^eleon^ extra virgin olive oil  $
  • 1 cup white wine 
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Some parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, diced (without skins) 
  • salt/pepper 


  1. Wash the mussels and brush them. Keep only the closed and throw anything to find unopened. Remove the "mustache".
  2. Boil them in boiling water for 5 min. Put them with a slotted spoon and keep the brothKeep the interior and throw the shells, besides fifteen which we keep for decoration.
  3. Sauté in a saucepan the onion and red chili  with olive oil and pour in the mussels.
  4. Sauté for a while and add the wine.
  5. In a 2-3 minutes, add the tomatoes and 4 cups the broth from the mussels. Add salt and pepper and boil for 10 minutes.
  6. Then add the rice and boil all together until the rice is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  7. Serve by placing in the dish some shelled mussels and finish with parsley.

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