Friday, January 21, 2011

Tomato-Shrimp Risotto



I found this recipe in Redbook and knew I had to make it.  I love risotto - and a risotto that you don't have to stand over the entire time your making it - yes please!  I really liked how this came out and I am going to add this recipe to make again and again and again file. And for the ultimate critics - yes, the kids loved it too! Enjoy!

What you need:
1 cup chopped onion
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
1/2 cup white wine (or chicken stock)
14 ounce can of diced tomatoes (I used fire roasted tomatoes)
4 cups hot chicken stock
1 pound shrimp,peeled and deveined - (if using large shrimp half them lengthwise)
1 1/2 cup frozen peas
1 cup grated parmigiana cheese

What you do:
Ina large saucepan, saute the onions in the 1 tablespoon of butter and olive oil until translucent.  Add the risotto rice, stir one minute, then add white wine and stir until it is absorbed.  Add the tomatoes and 3 cups of chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring once.  Stir in shrimp and peas and last cup of stock. Cover and simmer, stirring twice, until rice is al dente and shrimp are cooked through, about 10 minutes.  Stir in remaining butter and parmigiana cheese add salt and pepper to taste.


(makes 4 servings)

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15 comments:

  1. Mmmm! This does look good! I love risotto and always forget that I can make it. And how lucky that you have your kids eating tomatoes and peas! Nice : )

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  2. This looks delcious!!! I love new recipes... And of course crafts... I'm new to the world of CRAFT BLOGS LOL but I'm excited to follow a fellow crafter =)

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  3. Oh yum! Your blog celebrates two of my very favorite things. Food and Crafts!
    Visiting from the Friday Blog Hop. So nice to meet you. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
    Nancy
    http://discoverdirectselling.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi there, I am a new follower to your blog - I love both crafts and food, and am in dire need of new recipes, so here I am!

    Greetings from Australia!
    Ebony
    http://miaedensmummy.blogspot.com

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  5. this looks delicious! i love risotto.

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  6. Danielle, Thanks for sharing this. It looks delicious. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I'll be featuring this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  7. I love risotto too - but for some reason I hardly ever make it for myself! I can't wait to try this - it sounds like a great, light risotto.
    Thanks for linking up!
    Alissa

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  8. Yummy! I have never made risotto and now I'm wondering why not - it looks fairly straightforward, albeit slightly time consuming. Still, this risotto looks delicious and satisfying so I might have to send my husband to the store for the ingredients real soon! :-)

    Stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays!

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  10. This looks soo delicous.. I am in love with risotto! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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  11. Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  12. This looks so good! I love risotto and my husband and I make it often--he has become the risotto chef because it comes out creamier when he makes it (he is more attentive to the rice)

    We will definitely have to try this version; thanks for sharing :)

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  13. Found this through This Week's Cravings. Pinned! -Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom

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