Shrimp Risotto

Tonight I decided to make a Shrimp Risotto for dinner. It seemed easy enough, only 5 ingredients (forgot to put the onion in the pic!), and took less than 30 minutes for all prep and cooking. I gathered my ingredients, and set off on my first attempt at cooking real rice (not minute rice!).

 

To start, I melted the Tbsp of butter in my saucepan, then added the 1/2 chopped onion and let it saute about 5 minutes, until the onion was clear. I added my rice and let it saute for a minute or two while stirring, mixing in the onion. I reduced the heat to medium low and poured in one cup of the Chicken Broth and let it absorb.

Next, I poured in the second cup of broth, and placed the lid on the saucepan to let it cook for 20 minutes on medium low.

 

Meanwhile, I began to cook the Shrimp in a small pan on another burner, according to the directions on the package. I timed it pretty well, and they both got done about the same time. I poured the shrimp and all the sauce from the shrimp pan over the rice and stirred well, letting it mix. This was when I began to see an issue with the rice AND realized I should’ve used a larger pan :)

 

This is what I found after I served all of the food. Since it was my first time not using Minute Rice (I’m always in a rush!), I’m not sure exactly what went wrong. I’m thinking maybe cook at a lower temp for a few extra minutes and add another 1/2 cup broth next time? I’d love any suggestions you might have, I have always been intimidated to cook “real” rice, but now that I realize it isn’t any harder than minute rice, just takes a tad longer, I want to use this more.

It was a hit, everyone loved it and said it’s definitely a keeper in the menu rotation!

Shrimp Risotto
 
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Cuisine: Seafood
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 box Shrimp Scampi
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cup rice
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth - Note: I will probably use 2½ cups next time for mine!
Instructions
  1. Please visit the full post at: http://whenisdinner.com/shrimp-risotto/ for step by step instructions with pictures

 

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6 thoughts on “Shrimp Risotto

  1. This looks really good especially for your first time! I’ve never made risotto before either and have always been intimidated by it but your post makes it looks manageable and I just might try it one of these days.

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