Savory Shrimp and Mushroom Risotto

SHRIMPRISOTTObSavory Shrimp and Mushroom Risotto makes a great one-dish meal and is a nice change from pasta. This savory rice dish is a little chewy with a cheesy, creamy sauce.

If you’ve never bought Arborio Rice before, you might have to search around a little. Not all food stores carry it. This high starch rice makes this dish creamier so don’t skimp and use regular white rice – it will completely change the taste and texture.

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Savory Shrimp and Mushroom Risotto
Savory Shrimp and Mushroom Risotto makes a great one-dish meal and is a nice change from pasta. The Arborio rice is a little chewy with a cheesy, creamy sauce.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Saute mushrooms:
Risotto
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Saute mushrooms:
Risotto
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Instructions
  1. In a large frying pan, add the sliced mushrooms and 1 tsp of water. Cook on high heat. Continue to saute until the liquid mostly cooks off.
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  2. Add 2 tbsp of butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
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  3. Continue to saute until the mushrooms are lightly browned. Set aside.
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  4. Dice the shallot. Set aside.
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  5. Mince the garlic. Set aside.
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  6. In a large, heavy sauce pot. Add the olive oil and butter over medium heat.
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  7. Add the garlic and shallot. Saute until lightly browned.
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  8. Arborio rice is a high starch rice, grown in Italy, that makes the sauce creamy. This makes it ideal for risotto. Regular white rice will not have the same texture.
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  9. Add the Arborio rice to the sauce pot. Stir and saute for another minute.
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  10. Add the sauteed mushrooms.
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  11. Add the cleaned shrimp. Saute until the shrimp start to turn pink.
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  12. Add the chicken broth.
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  13. Add the white wine.
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  14. Add the lemon juice.
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  15. Add the lemon zest and chopped parsley.
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  16. Bring to a low boil and then continue to simmer on low heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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  18. When the rice is cooked, remove the sauce pot from the heat. Add the Parmesan cheese and heavy cream. Stir until the cheese is melted. Let it sit for another 5 minutes.
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  19. Stir and then serve.
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