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Orange Risotto with Shrimp

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

1
lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt and pepper, to taste
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
white onion, chopped
1
orange bell pepper, chopped
2
cups Arborio rice
2/3
cup white wine
Shrimp or fish broth, hot
1 1/2
cups chopped broccoli
1
cup peas
1
tablespoon orange zest
1 1/2
grated parmesan cheese
Chopped parsley, to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
557.2
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8.8g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Cholesterol
142.9mg
48%
Sodium
1240.7mg
52%
Total Carbohydrate
87.8g
29%
Dietary Fiber
6.6g
27%
Sugars
5.4g
Protein
25.1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
143.80%
144%
Calcium
10.30%
10%
Iron
29.30%
29%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

You can add your favorite vegetables or leave them out completely.

You can also add a touch of heat by adding a little chopped chili pepper when sautéing the onion.

Directions

  • 1 In a bowl, add shrimp and season to taste. Refrigerate.
  • 2 Heat oil in a pot or large frying pan. Add onion and bell pepper, and sauté until tender. Add rice and cook while stirring. Add wine and continue to stir until it evaporates.
  • 3 Add hot broth, a little at a time until it covers all the rice. Continue to stir the rice so it doesn’t stick. Once rice is almost dry, add more broth and repeat the process until the rice is fully cooked, although it should be al dente.
  • 4 After 15 minutes, add broccoli and peas. Add orange zest. 5 minutes before rice is ready, add shrimp and cook until they change color.
  • 5 Add half the cheese while the rice is still in the pot. Serve immediately and garnish with more cheese and chopped parsley.

A well made risotto is one of the best dishes you can have: creamy, al dente and full of flavor. Once you learn the basic technique of a risotto, you can make hundreds of variations to please your taste. For best results, use the best ingredients: seasonal vegetables, a nice broth and freshly grated cheese. Risotto was my son’s favorite recipe when he was a little boy and he even learned how to make it. Whenever we had guests over, he would make them his specialty, and he surprised everyone with his delicious creation. Try it and make it your way. You’ll love it.

Rate and Comment

Morena Cuadra Morena Cuadra
September 20, 2016

A well made risotto is one of the best dishes you can have: creamy, al dente and full of flavor. Once you learn the basic technique of a risotto, you can make hundreds of variations to please your taste. For best results, use the best ingredients: seasonal vegetables, a nice broth and freshly grated cheese. Risotto was my son’s favorite recipe when he was a little boy and he even learned how to make it. Whenever we had guests over, he would make them his specialty, and he surprised everyone with his delicious creation. Try it and make it your way. You’ll love it.