Creamy Risotto with Shrimp
Creamy and indulgent, this risotto is topped off with succulent sauteed shrimp and a pop of heat.
For the best consistency, remove the risotto from the heat when there is still some liquid visible; the rice will continue to absorb it. Pair this with an arugula salad and a crisp white wine or lighter red like Pinot Noir.
- 4 cup Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
- or 4 cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 12 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Shallots
- ½ tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1 cup Arborio Rice
- ½ cup Dry White Wine
- 1 cup Frozen Peas
- 1 T Butter
- ¼ cup Heavy Cream
- ¼ cup Grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
- 1 lb Jumbo Shrimp, Tails On
- 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- Heat broth in a saucepan. Keep warm.
- Heat 4 tablespoons oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; sauté 2 minutes. Add rice and stir to coat in oil. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Add wine, bring to a simmer and cook until wine is absorbed, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add 1 cup warm broth. Cook, stirring constantly, until liquid is mostly absorbed. Continue adding broth 1 cup at a time, cooking and stirring, until rice is al dente, 25 to 30 minutes. Add green peas and cook 3 minutes. Add butter, cream and cheese, stirring until incorporated.
- Sprinkle shrimp with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, black pepper and pepper flakes. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a skillet. Add shrimp and sauté just until firm and bright pink, about 2 minutes per side. Serve with risotto.