Shrimp Risotto With Baby Spinach and Basil

“Based on a recipe from the Crazy for Italian article in the March 2003 issue of Bon Appetit. “This risotto has the classic creamy yet al dente texture and features a combination of Parmesan cheese and seafood. Contrary to popular belief, Italians do partner cheese with seafood in some dishes; we recommend it here without reservation.” Me too!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, bring 6 cups broth to simmer. Add shrimp. Turn off heat, cover, and set aside until shrimp are just opaque in center, about 3 minutes. With a slotted spoon, move shrimp to a small bowl; cover and keep warm. Cover broth to keep warm.
  2. In heavy large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Toss in chopped onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic for 1 minute. Stir in rice until edge of rice is translucent but center is still opaque, about 2 minutes. Add wine and cook until wine is absorbed, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add ¾ cup chicken broth and simmer until almost all broth is absorbed, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  4. Continue add broth in this manner a half cup at a time until rice is just tender and mixture is creamy, about 25 minutes total. During last 5 minutes, add spinach in 4 batches, stirring and allowing spinach to wilt after each addition.
  5. Mix in shrimp, ½ cup Parmesan cheese, and basil.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Spoon risotto into shallow bowls and serve along with additional Parmesan cheese.

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