Shrimp Risotto with Spinach

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You google Risotto and you come up with tons of different ways to prepare this traditional Italian dish. If you want an uncomplicated, all in one pot, quick and easy meal, this Shrimp Risotto with Spinach recipe can be it. You can give it lots of variations and ingredient substitutions like leftover rotisserie chicken and broccoli florets. The list goes on and on to include anything you might have on hand.

It’s easy. Chop up the onion. Put a saucepan on at medium high and add the olive oil then the onion, salt and pepper. Stir up the onions a few times as they cook and when they start to get translucent add the rice. Stir it up to get the rice all coated with the oil. Put in the wine and take a few sips yourself. You deserve it. Mix it all up and when the wine comes to a simmer lower the heat enough to just maintain a fast simmer. Stir it a few times as the wine reduces until the surface of the wine is even with the top of the rice.

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Add about half of the broth and stir pretty regularly. When the broth has reduced and the rice has absorbed it to the point that the surface of the broth is even with the top of the rice add half of the remaining broth. Repeat the routine then nibble a few grains to see if it needs to cook a little more. If so add the remaining broth and do it again. If you run out of broth and the rice isn’t done a little hot tap water will be okay to finish with. When the rice is soft on the outside but chewy on the inside add the shrimp and the spinach.

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Stir it a few times as the shrimp cooks and the spinach wilts. When the shrimp is opaque add the grated parmesan and mix it in. Spoon your Shrimp Risotto with Spinach into warm bowls. Top with some grated parmesan cheese and enjoy the rest of that white wine.

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  1. It's easy. Chop up the onion. Put a saucepan on at medium high and add the olive oil then the onion, salt and pepper. Stir up the onions a few times as they cook and when they start to get translucent add the rice. Stir it up to get the rice all coated with the oil. Put in the wine and take a few sips yourself. You deserve it. Mix it all up and when the wine comes to a simmer lower the heat enough to just maintain a fast simmer. Stir it a few times as the wine reduces until the surface of the wine is even with the top of the rice.
  2. Add about half of the broth and stir pretty regularly. When the broth has reduced and the rice has absorbed it to the point that the surface of the broth is even with the top of the rice add half of the remaining broth. Repeat the routine then nibble a few grains to see if it needs to cook a little more. If so add the remaining broth and do it again. If you run out of broth and the rice isn't done a little hot tap water will be okay to finish with. When the rice is soft on the outside but chewy on the inside add the shrimp and the spinach.
  3. Stir it a few times as the shrimp cooks and the spinach wilts. When the shrimp is opaque add the grated parmesan and mix it in. Spoon your Shrimp Risotto with Spinach into warm bowls. Top with some grated parmesan cheese and enjoy the rest of that white wine.
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A suggestion; the hotter the broth is the faster the risotto will get done. Some cooks have it simmering in a pot next to the risotto.

Also,,if you like the idea of dipping bread into the extra liquid just have a little extra left in the finished product. You are better off with a little too much liquid than too little. It helps avoid the rice sticking to the bottom of the pot and having your risotto turn out too sticky.

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Shrimp Zucchini Risotto

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You will make this Shrimp Zucchini Risotto as a whole meal all in one pot. There are lots and lots of different ways to prepare Risotto. I saw this one on one of my favorite food blogs, Italian Food Forever. It is classic Risotto with the addition of the shrimp and zucchini. And that’s what makes it a whole meal all in one pot. It will only take from 25 – 35 minutes depending on the kind of rice that you use. For the best flavors I always go with Italian Arborio. It takes a little longer but it’s worth it.

Put a sauce pan or pot on at medium heat and add half the butter and the extra virgin olive oil . Let it heat up and add the chopped onion, salt, black pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional). Stir it and cook until the onion becomes translucent. Stir in the garlic and cook for just an additional 30 seconds. Add the rice and mix it all up until all of the rice is coated with butter and oil. Add the wine and stir it all together. Stir often until the wine is absorbed.

Start adding the broth a ladle at a time, stirring often, as it gets absorbed by the rice. When the rice is starting to get soft but still is a little firm to a nibble add all of the rest of the ingredients.

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Stir it all together and stir often until the shrimp is opaque. Then serve up and enjoy your Shrimp Zucchini Risotto. BUON APPETITO!

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It might have been a sacrilege and an offense to all of the wine pairing gurus out there but we enjoyed a nice bottle of good chianti with our Shrimp Zucchini Risotto.

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  1. Put a sauce pan or pot on at medium heat and add half the butter and the extra virgin olive oil . Let it heat up and add the chopped onion, salt, black pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional). Stir it and cook until the onion becomes translucent. Stir in the garlic and cook for just an additional 30 seconds. Add the rice and mix it all up until all of the rice is coated with butter and oil. Add the wine and stir it all together. Stir often until the wine is absorbed.
  2. Start adding the broth a ladle at a time, stirring often, as it gets absorbed by the rice. When the rice is starting to get soft but still is a little firm to a nibble add all of the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Stir it all together and stir often until the shrimp is opaque. Then serve up and enjoy your Shrimp Zucchini Risotto. BUON APPETITO!
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