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Creamy Cilantro Risotto with Shrimp Recipe

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Submitted by oodalali

Makes 4 servings



Risotto with a cream and cilantro sauce with shrimp

Recipe Ingredients for Creamy Cilantro Risotto with Shrimp

3 cups water
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1/3 cup unsalted butter, divided
3/4 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 clove garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked arborio rice
2 medium tomatoes, chopped and seeded
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Creamy Cilantro Risotto with Shrimp

  1. Heat water and broth in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, combine cream and cilantro in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until mixture is reduced in half, about 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook until pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove from saucepan; keep warm.

  4. Cook onion and garlic in remaining butter over medium heat until soft. Add rice and stir 2 to 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; stir in 1 cup water-broth mixture. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, until liquid is absorbed. Continue stirring and adding remaining water-broth mixture, 1 cup at a time, allowing each cup to be absorbed before adding another. Cook until rice is tender and mixture has a creamy consistency, approximately 25 to 30 minutes.

  5. Stir in cilantro cream, shrimp, tomatoes, green onions, pepper and salt. Stir until mixture is creamy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

Categories

Rice, Seafood, Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 576.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
547
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
30.0g
46%
Saturated Fat
17.9g
90%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
255mg
85%
Sodium
1015mg
42%
Potassium
354mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
42.0g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
28.5g
Vitamin A 34% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 17% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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