Vongole Mediterranio (Baked Clams & Rice With Saff

Vongole Mediterranio (baked Clams & Rice With Saff Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Baby Kato


Another family favorite by Umberto Menghi. This recipe also comes from his Seafood Cookbook.

You may use cold water instead of the chicken stock but it tastes better if you use the chicken stock.

Clams are my personal favorite shellfish, I just love this dish, I find myself craving it..... Hope you will too.

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
10 Min
30 Min


Add to Grocery List

lbs clams, fresh, wash and cleaned (reserve clam liquid & shells)
cup wine, white, dry
teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
onion, sweet, medium, finely chopped
tablespoons butter
cups rice, white, long grain
teaspoon saffron thread, good quality
cups chicken stock
tablespoons butter
tablespoons scallions, chopped

How to Make Vongole Mediterranio (Baked Clams & Rice With Saff


  • 1Place clams in a pot with wine and garlic, cover and steam the clams for 5 - 6 minutes (until they open).
  • 2Please, discard any clams that do not open -- they are bad.
  • 3Drain the pot, reserving the liquid and remove the clam meat from the shells.
  • 4Leave some clams in the shell for garnishing.
  • 5Set the clams aside.
  • 6Strain the clam liquid in a sieve that has been lined with cheese cloth, linen or a muslin cloth and reserve the clam liquid.
  • 7Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 8Saute the onion in butter in an ovenproof casserole for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • 9Add the rice and saffron to the casserole dish and gently stir to coat with butter.
  • 10Next add the chicken stock and clam liquid to the dish and bring to a boil.
  • 11Stir the rice once, reduce the heat and cover the dish.
  • 12Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • 13Remove the casserole dish from the oven and uncover, add the clams and butter to the dish, gently mixing together.
  • 14Re-cover the casserole dish , return to oven and bake for 7 minutes more.
  • 15Remove dish from oven, uncover, sprinkle with the scallions, garnish with the reserved clams in shell and serve immediately.
  • 16A wonderful light meal, served with fruit salad.

Printable Recipe Card

About Vongole Mediterranio (Baked Clams & Rice With Saff

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Clams

Leave a Comment

16 Delectable Lobster Recipes

16 Delectable Lobster Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Mmmm that luscious lobster taste is so dang good and drool-worthy...but how exactly do you cook it? Well check out these delectable lobster recipes you’re sure to love! Lobster Tails...