Shrimp Risotto

This yummy Shrimp Risotto Recipe uses just 5 ingredients and is ready in about 30 minutes!

Shrimp RisottoTonight I decided to make a Shrimp Risotto for dinner. It seemed easy enough, only 5 ingredients, 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.

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
  • 2½ cups chicken or vegetable broth
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in your saucepan
  2. Add the ½ cup chopped onion and let it saute about 5 minutes, until the onion is clear.
  3. Add the rice and let it saute for a minute or two while stirring, mixing in the onion.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium low, pour in the Chicken Broth one cup at at time and let it absorb.
  5. Place the lid on the saucepan to let it cook for 20 minutes on medium low.
  6. Cook the shrimp in a saute pan according to package directions.
  7. When both are done, add the shrimp and sauce to the rice.
  8. Stir well and serve.

UPDATE: Since I first made this recipe, I received a rice cooker as a gift. It makes it SO MUCH EASIER to cook and use rice in recipes. I left the recipe as is, because you can still cook it on the stovetop if you don’t have a rice cooker in your home.

These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing this recipe:

 Black & Decker RC3406 3-Cup Dry/6-Cup Rice Cooker and Steamer, White Swanson Chicken Broth – 32 oz. – 3 ct. Mahatma Extra Long Grain Enriched Rice – Naturally Sodium Free & Fat Free – Net Wt. 16 OZ (454 g) Each – Pack of 3 Cuisinart 719-16 Chef’s Classic Stainless 1-1/2-Quart Saucepan with Cover T-fal A857S3 Specialty Nonstick Omelette Pan 8-Inch 9.5-Inch and 11-Inch Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Fry Pan / Saute Pan Cookware Set, 3-Piece, Gray JapanBargain Wooden Rice Miso Soup Bowl

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 Shrimp Scampi

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  3. 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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