Saturday, July 9, 2011

Low-Point Mahi Mahi Skewers with Creamy Arborio Rice

This Mahi Mahi and creamy rice recipe has a wonderful rich flavor that can't be beat! Arborio rice (used for making risotto) is a short-grain rice that retains more of its starch content. When cooked, the starch is released making this particular rice more creamy than your ordinary long-grain rice. Add some seasoning and other ingredients and it turns this Mahi Mahi dinner into a succulent sensation!

Low-Point Mahi Mahi Skewers with Creamy Arborio Rice
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs onions, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup Arborio rice
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1, 14.5 oz. can of petite diced tomatoes, divided
- 1 Tbs black olives, minced
- 1 Tbs green chiles, minced
- 3, 5 oz. Mahi Mahi filets
- 4 or 5 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt (or sea salt)
- Yellow squash or zucchini, cubed or sliced slightly thick (to thread on skewer)
- Cooking spray
Turn broiler on high. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil on stove over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and saute' for 2 minutes. Add Arborio rice and cook/stir for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup chicken broth and boil until liquid is absorbed (stirring pretty constantly). Add 2nd cup of chicken broth and stir until liquid is absorbed. Add 1/2 can of diced tomatoes, black olives, and green chiles and stir until the liquid is mostly absorbed. Remove from heat and cover. Cut Mahi Mahi into 1 to 1 1/2 inch cubes. Toss fish and squash with remaining diced tomatoes, fresh basil, pepper, and salt. Alternate fish and squash on metal skewers. Spray cooking spray on a baking sheet and line fish skewers on cooking sheet. Spoon any leftover dice tomato and basil mixture over fish. Place in broiler and broil for 4 to 7 minutes, turn over, and broil for 4 to 7 minutes longer. (Four minutes if you like your fish just slightly opaque in the middle and seven minutes if you prefer your fish more well done.) Remove from broiler. Spoon 1/2 cup Arborio rice onto a plate and top with a fish skewer and enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings of Mahi Mahi Skewers - 6
Serving size - 1
Points per serving - 2.3
Total servings for one Mahi Mahi skewer on top of 1/2 cup rice - 4.3

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