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Shrimp, Leek and Spinach Risotto

Shrimp, Leek and Spinach Risotto

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  • Calories:
  • 714 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 108g
  • 35%
  • Protein:
  • 44.9 g
  • 90%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 191 mg
  • 64%
  • Sodium:
  • 805 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large, heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour in the rice, and stir until the rice is coated in oil and has started to toast, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in one-third of the boiling vegetable broth; continue stirring until incorporated. Repeat this process twice more, stirring constantly. Incorporating the broth should take 15 to 20 minutes in all.
  2. While you are cooking the rice, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a pan. Stir in the garlic, leeks, red chili, shrimp, and scallops. Cook until the seafood is just beginning to turn color. Add the red bell pepper and spinach; cook until the seafood is opaque. Combine with the rice, and season to taste with pepper.
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Reviews

Sara
77
7/15/2006

This was good. I will say that the recipe makes very large portions and I felt that the ratio of broth to rice was off. I've made other risotto recipes before and it seemed fishy to me right off the bat. Usually you have several times more liquid than rice, whereas here it's only 2 to 1. My broth got sucked up so fast and my rice was so crunchy that I had to start adding hot water about halfway through. It still came out well, though. To summarize, I would suggest cutting down on the rice and pumping up the broth (at least a 3 to 1 ratio).

NAPOLIMOM
47
5/11/2008

I will rate this a 5 with the following revisions: -2Tbsp olive oil for the rice and 2Tbsp for the leek mixture -Def. needs more veggie broth, 6-8C depending on your rice -More like 1 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper -1/2 tsp fresh ground salt at the end -1/2 lemon squeezed over risotto at the end and then blended just before serving. I love a hint of lemon whenever I cook with shrimp... This is a keeper risotto recipe!

CPAcook
30
8/25/2009

This dish is a great base to add to your recipe box that can take on many variations. Risotto is such a comfort food if made correctly. Pair it, as this does, with a protein (shellfish) and lots of veggies, including the fiber rich, spinach, and you’ve got a great, warm & filling meal. Suggestions for base: 1. Use a good quality broth for the rice to absorb. Generally, the darker the broth, the greater the concentration of pure stock to other ingredients, typically added water and/or salt. I like Kitchen Basics chicken broth. It won’t break the bank and offers a darker stock than its competitor. 2. I used a little over a 4:1 ratio of stock to rice as others have suggested, this works out to just over a full box of the stock. The key is to stop adding broth only when the rice won’t absorb any more. When you start to feel like the rice won’t absorb any more, decrease each “test” addition so you don’t end up with soup. This should give you a nice, creamy texture. 3. I preferred cooking the shrimp & scallops in a sauté pan separate from the veggies to get a nice, caramelized sear. This will also prevent them from getting overcooked and loosing their moisture by sitting in the same pan with the veggies waiting to get done. Saute until just opaque in color and then transfer and mix with the veggies. Heat through. Suggested Variations: 1. I added 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter to the risotto for added depth. 2. Try adding a couple big handfuls of parmesan or ramano ch