TOMATO, BASIL AND PRAWN RISOTTO


 

INGREDIENTS

1 x 1 Litre pack  Real Stock -Chicken
1 leek, finely sliced
1 ½ cups Arborio rice
2 tbsp olive oil
1kg green king prawns, peeled, cleaned, tails removed*                       
3 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup white wine
200g punnet cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 cup loosely packed basil leaves, shredded
½ cup cream

METHOD

1. Heat stock in a saucepan on medium heat until almost simmering. Reduce heat to low. 

2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large heavy based pan over medium heat. Add leek and cook for about 2 minutes or until soft. Add the rice and stir until well coated with oil. 

3. Add a ladleful of the heated stock, stirring until the liquid is almost absorbed. Continue the process, adding a ladleful of stock at a time until all the stock has been added and the rice is just cooked.  This should take about 15-20 minutes.  Place lid on risotto, and set aside. 

4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add the prawns and cook for about 2 minutes, turning once until just cooked.  Add wine and cook for 1 minute or until wine has reduced by 1/2.   Add cherry tomatoes, basil and cream and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the cream has thickened slightly.

5. Gently stir the prawn mixture into the risotto.   Garnish with extra basil leaves if desired.

12 Responses to “TOMATO, BASIL AND PRAWN RISOTTO”

  1. Oh, a bowl of that would make me feel sooooo much better 😦

  2. Yummy, I love all risotto’s! This one sounds great!x

  3. Looks like a delightful meal…by the way, I prepared your Calamari with Roasted Tomatoes the other night…was received by all as marvelous…thanks!

  4. OM, looks TOO delicious!! Between you and Cindy, I’m seriously getting the feeling I need to up my game in the kitchen! Hopefully one of these Dave will be able to thank you both 🙂

  5. Looks SOoooooo scrumptious! I want some. I want someone to cook it for me! Hmm. Yummy. Thank you for the recipe. I will dream of this risotto for sure. It’s not too hard to do! I just may try it. Thank you for sharing this easy but wonderful recipe. Blessings to you, Amanda!

  6. Either I’m losing my comments or I’m losing my mind (a distinct possibility). Now I rmember reading this one, but I don’t see my comment, which was that I like the combo of rice, tomatoes, and shrimp. Maybe I’m moving off the page before the comment posts.

    Anyway, Amanda dear, another goody. Love it … shimp looks big, plump, fresh. Nice!

    • I found the same thing happened to me when I left a message in Potluck for you….got it right in the end 🙂 I am also not answering every comment, not because I don’t appreciate them all, I don’t want to overflow you either….you know how much I love you Jamie…..just know 🙂 xxxxx

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