Lemon Garlic Shrimp Risotto Recipe
- 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large skillet or pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Sauté the onion and garlic for about 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is tender.
- Add the Arborio rice and stir to coat with the oil, onion, and garlic mixture.
- Pour in the white wine and stir continually until the wine has been mostly absorbed by the rice.
- Add one cup of chicken broth to the rice mixture and stir until the broth has been mostly absorbed by the rice.
- Continue adding chicken broth in 1/2 cup increments, stirring continually, until the risotto is tender and creamy. This should take about 20-25 minutes.
- While the risotto is cooking, heat a separate skillet over medium-high heat and add the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Once the risotto is done, remove it from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese, butter, and lemon zest and juice.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve the risotto immediately, topped with the cooked shrimp.
Hello everyone! As a lover of seafood, I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to prepare my favorite oceanic delicacies. That’s why I’m excited to share with you a personal favorite recipe of mine – Lemon Garlic Shrimp Risotto! This dish is creamy, savory, and packed full of delicious shrimp flavor – not to mention it’s made with a touch of zesty lemon to really bring the flavors together.
One of the great things about this recipe is that it may seem a bit intimidating to make, but once you get the hang of it, it’s actually quite simple. The trick to making a great risotto is to stir continually and add the chicken broth slowly, so that the rice can soak up all of the wonderful flavors.
Another great thing about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can easily substitute chicken, scallops, or even lobster for the shrimp, depending on your preferences. You can also add in your own favorite spices, such as red pepper flakes or paprika, to give the dish a little bit of a kick!
I hope you enjoy trying out this recipe and experimenting with different variations. Happy cooking!