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  • 15/12/2008
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 45 min

Cod is an old-time favourite for Christmas Eve dinner. Try a different style for your cod this Christmas and make this beautifully rich and creamy white cod risotto.

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  • 600 g filet of cod
  • 250 g Podravka Arborio rice
  • 1 bulb Florence fennel
  • 150 ml cream
  • 200 ml dry white wine
  • 50 ml desert wine or port wine
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • salt
  • Podravka black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp Podravka Estragon mustard
  • 1 tsp rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta Mediterranean


  1. 1.
    Cut the Florence fennel into slices and season with salt. Add olive oil to a skillet and fry briefly on both sides. Transfer to a plate and reserve.
  2. 2.
    Add sliced filet of cod to the remaining oil, season with 1 spoonful of Vegeta Mediterranean and add the white wine. Add the rice which you have cooked al dente in a separate saucepan. Add chopped rosemary, stir and cook briefly.
  3. 3.
    Add desert wine or port wine and shake the saucepan to incorporate. Stir in cream mixed with mustard and season the risotto with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. 4.
    Arrange slices of fried fennel on top, cover and leave to stand for about 5 minutes.


Sprinkle with chopped dill just before serving.


Try adding 1-2 tbsp lemon juice to the risotto just before it is done. Arborio is the perfect rice grain for risottos because of its high starch content; as you add liquid and stir the risotto, the grains crack and release starch which can quickly absorb a lot of liquid and this is what makes your risotto nice and creamy.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 602 / 2.516 - -
Fat g 14,70 - -
Carbohydrates g 41,78 - -
Dietary fibre g 1,77 - -
Protein g 64,28 - -
Salt g 18,48 1 1
Vitamin A μg 323,09 8 6
Vitamin D μg 209,12 105 105
Vitamin C mg 8,68 12 10
Niacin mg 19,79 141 99
Potassium mg 1.704,18 46 46
Calcium mg 228,11 23 23
Phosphorous mg 1.014,69 127 127

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)