This yummy Shrimp Risotto Recipe uses just 5 ingredients and is ready in about 30 minutes!
Tonight 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!
- 1 box Shrimp Scampi
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1-1/2 cup rice
- 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 590mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 29g
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 Shrimp Risotto Recipe:
BLACK+DECKER RC506 6-Cup Cooked/3-Cup Uncooked Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, WhiteSwanson Chicken Broth, 48 oz. CartonMahatma Extra Long Grain Enriched Rice – Naturally Sodium Free & Fat Free – Net Wt. 16 OZ (454 g) Each – Pack of 3Cuisinart 719-16 Chef’s Classic Stainless Saucepan with Cover, 1 1/2 QuartCalphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Omelette Fry Pan, 8-inch, BlackWooden Salad Bowl/Rice Miso Soup Bowl/Rice Bowl/Decorative Bowl, 4.13-inch By 2.56-inch,set of 4
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