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A side shot of creamy shrimp risotto
Creamy Shrimp Risotto
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Easy and Delicious Creamy Shrimp Risotto 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: creamy shrimp risotto, seafood risotto
Servings: 6 large servings
Calories: 545 kcal
Author: Stephanie
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 1 T EVOO
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 pound jumbo deveined, uncooked, shell-off shrimp
  • 1 pound Arborio rice
  • 7-8 c chicken broth optional to replace 1/2-1 c liquid with white cooking wine
  • 2 c parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 c sweet peas
  • chives to top
  1. Saute the garlic and onion in EVOO and butter over medium heat.
  2. Add in shrimp, and cook until just barely opaque and light pink.
  3. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside.
  4. Add rice to sauted garlic and onions, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Reduce heat to a low simmer, and pour in 1 c broth while stirring. Continue to stir until all of the broth is absorbed.
  6. Add in remaining broth 1 c at a time, ensuring each cup is absorbed before adding the next.
  7. Rice should be 'al dente'. Slowly mix in cheese a little bit at a time, then peas, and finally shrimp. Heat for 1-2 minutes while stirring until all combined.
  8. Salt as needed, top with fresh-cracked black pepper and chives.
Recipe Notes

PRESSURE COOKER: Heat up open pressure cooker so that you can saute garlic and onion in butter and olive oil. Add shrimp, cook just until opaque and pink, only a few minutes. Remove shrimp from pot, set aside. Add rice and 8 c broth. Close lid and lock vent. Set to rice setting and cook 6 minutes, naturally release pressure. Stir rice when finished cooking, then stir in parmesan. Add shrimp and peas, season as desired.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Shrimp Risotto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 218mg73%
Sodium 2143mg93%
Potassium 420mg12%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 28.5mg35%
Calcium 533mg53%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.