Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Adapted from a recipe by Jessica at allrecipes.com. Use fresh or frozen corn, not canned.
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 4 cups vegetable broth or 4 cups seafood stock
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup minced onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3⁄4 cup uncooked arborio rice
- 1⁄4 cup dry white wine
- 1 1⁄3 cups fresh corn kernels (about 2-3 ears)
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄2 cup fresh basil leaf, cut into thin strips
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- ground black pepper, to taste
- Drain tomatoes into a sieve; allow the liquids to drain into a saucepan. Add the vegetable broth, and heat to a simmer. Keep the pan over low heat.
- Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large casserole or skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more, until fragrant. Add the rice, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the white wine and stir until completely absorbed.
- Begin to add the heated broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently. Wait until each addition is almost completely absorbed before adding the next. When the rice has cooked for 15 minutes and most of the liquid has been incorporated, add the corn kernels, tomatoes and shrimp, along with the last of the broth. Cook, stirring frequently, until the rice is tender but al dente, and the shrimp is pink and cooked through. This should take 18 to 20 minutes of cooking in total.
- Stir in the Parmesan cheese, most of the basil, and the salt and pepper. Spoon the risotto immediately onto plates, top with the remaining basil strands, and serve.
Hubby says 4.5 but he'll give it a 5 before its a 4 given that is a 25 minute meal! I thought it was a tad bland, and might add a dash of ground red pepper next time to give it a kick. I did use frozen shrimp and I did use frozen corn, the latter that was a tad freezer burnt, so upgrading that next time ground red pepper will likely equaly one very tasty, easy, quick dinner!
Had fresh shrimp & corn to use up tonight and ran across your recipe. For such simple ingredients, it was very flavourful, my family really enjoyed it. I had to make one substitution, used regular brown rice instead of arborio. So of course, it meant a longer cooking time and much more broth - not traditional by any means - but the result was still fantastic. Thanks Dr!