Shrimp Risotto Recipe
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Shrimp Risotto Recipe

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This colorful main dish will make family meals seem a little more elegant. It comes together so quickly, it’s just right for a warming weeknight supper. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-3/4 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked medium shrimp
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 420 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 197mg cholesterol, 1196mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the rice, garlic, basil and pepper; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in one can of broth. Cook and stir until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  2. Add the remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly. Allow the liquid to absorb between additions. Cook until risotto is creamy and rice is tender.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients; cook and stir until spinach is wilted and shrimp are heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Risotto in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p9

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"This was my first time making risotto and I'm not sure why it took so long to make, but I think it's because I used brown rice. Excellent and worth the wait. Will make again!"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"I just made this with leftover rotisserie chicken and it was fabulous."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"This was my first attempt at making a risotto & it came out great. The whole family enjoyed this meal."

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"I will give 3 starts because the recipe is not that easly understand!"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"My family loves this meal. The only thing I change is I use skim milk and no tomatoes (cuz i usually don't have them on hand). It's tasty, easy to make and healthy."

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