2. Stir in the Arborio rice, then the fish stock, scraping any flavoring from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer over high heat, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and continue cooking until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes.
Soup and assembly
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
24 mussels, de-bearded
1/4 cup dry white wine
16 prawns, cleaned
16 scallops, quartered crosswise
1/4 cups chopped chives
1 pound cleaned cod or monkfish, cut into 2-inch pieces
Flour for dredging
1. In a large frying pan or skillet, sauté the shallots in 2 tablespoons olive oil until translucent. Stir in the mussels and clams, then stir in the white wine.
2. Cover the pan and simmer until the clams and mussels open (discard any that will not open). Stir in the soup base, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the prawns and scallops, then bring to a gentle simmer and poach the fish until done (the fish should be just firm and opaque). Stir in the chopped chives.
3. Meanwhile, season each piece of cod with a light pinch each of salt and pepper. Lightly dredge the fish in flour. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, and add the remaining olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the fish pieces a few at a time and sauté until lightly golden on both sides and the fish is firm and opaque, 2 to 4 minutes on each side.
4. Divide the soup between 8 warm bowls and top with the sautéed cod. Serve immediately.
Each serving: 414 calories; 31 grams protein; 26 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 19 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 74 mg. cholesterol; 614 mg. sodium.