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Saffron-Shrimp Risotto

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

4 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon saffron threads
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
cup finely chopped shallots
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
2
cups uncooked short-grain Arborio rice
1/2
cup white wine
1/3
cup whipping cream
1
lb uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
3/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (3 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    In microwavable bowl, microwave 1 cup of the broth and salt on High 1 minute. Stir in saffron until broth turns an orange color and salt dissolves; leave saffron threads in broth.
  • 2
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until translucent. Add garlic, thyme and parsley; cook 30 seconds to 1 minute (do not burn garlic).
  • 3
    Stir in rice until coated with oil. Stir in saffron broth. Reduce heat to medium; add wine. Cook about 2 minutes or until wine is almost evaporated. Cover; simmer over medium heat 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring in about 1/2 cup broth every 5 minutes until all broth has been added and mixture is creamy.
  • 4
    Stir in cream and shrimp. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until shrimp are pink and rice is tender. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
  • You might need extra chicken broth.

Expert Tips

  • If desired, substitute white onion for the shallots.
  • If desired, serve with extra Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
1590mg
66%
Potassium
240mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
2g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • This exquisite risotto with saffron and shrimp will be remembered by all your guests!

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