Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Risotto with Shrimp and Peas

This is another new dish that I made tonight.  I think it is my favorite yet.  Absolutely delicious!

Risotto with Shrimp and Peas
14.5 oz can of chicken broth
3 tbsp butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup arborio rice
salt and pepper
8 oz cooked peeled small shrimp
8 oz frozen peas
1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

In a small saucepan, heat the chicken broth and 1 3/4 cups water over high heat until steaming; cover and keep warm. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt 1 tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and 1/2 tsp. salt and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. 

Stir in 1 cup of the broth mixture, bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the liquid is absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes. Maintaining a low simmer, continue to add the broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently and allowing the rice to absorb the liquid. Cook until the rice is tender and creamy, 20 to 25 minutes. 

Add the remaining 2 tbsp. butter, the shrimp, peas, and 1/2 cup cheese and cook, stirring, until the cheese has melted. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.  

Absolutely amazing!! 

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