Shrimp Risotto

Risotto is a typical Italian dish, specially from the north. It is cooked in a broth that can vary from meat, fish, or vegetable to bring its creamy consistency. Most of them contain butter and wine.

I didn't always have wine or the correct type of rice to make a proper risotto, so I came up with a different way of making risotto in an unconventional way.
It uses normal white rice and no alcohol, but trust me, it is a creamy and delicious as the typical risotto.


(Makes 6 portions)

400 g clean shrimp
3 cups white rice
1 shrimp stock cube
1/2 cup of green pepper, chopped
1 tomato without seeds and chopped
2 tbsp tomato extract
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lime


Season the shrimp with lime and salt, and store for 10 minutes.

Make the rice, fry it very well, add sufficient water to cover the rice over 2 cm (for 3 cups of rice +- 7cups of water).
Add little salt, for there is a stock.
Cook in low heat until the water is not over the rice anymore. Switch the stove off.

Now, in a big frying pan, fry the garlic, add the shrimp with the lemon juice, add the tomato, the pepper, the parsley, the extract and the stock.
Cook in low heat for 5 minutes.

Add the shrimp mix to the rice, mix it and finish cooking it (more or less 5 extra minutes.)

Do you like risottos?
Would you try this new version of risotto?

Leave me a comment letting me know.


  1. It looks so good and pretty simple to make! I love shrimp! :)

  2. This recipe sounds gorgeous. Definitely one to do. x


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