Asparagus and Shrimp Risotto

6 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 83% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Together the asparagus and the shrimp creates the most delicious main course or starter, this recipe I managed to get from The Olive Garden Restaurant way back in 1992 there may well be one or two changes to it, as most cooks by and large modify one or two things in a recipe.


450 Grams Medium Shrimp; peeled and de-veined
8 cups Chicken Stock
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup Dry white wine
110 grams Unsalted butter; divided
1 1/4 cups Parmesan cheese
350 grams Asparagus; trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup Tomatoes; we always use fresh tomatoes peeled and de-seeded
2 cups Arborio Rice
1 Onion; finely chopped
1 tablespoon Lemon Zest
2 tablespoon Chopped parsley

Original recipe makes 6



Serves / Makes: 6 for the main dish or 8 as a starter

Prep-Time: 12 minutes

Cook-Time: 45 minutes

Bring the chicken stock to a simmer in a medium size saucepan, and keep on a low heat until needed. Heat the oil over a medium heat add the onions and cook for 3 minutes, or until transparent.

Stir in the rice and cook for 1 minute, then add the white wine, add half of the chicken stock and stir until completely absorbed. Repeat until 4 cups of the stock has been added; stir the risotto frequently to prevent sticking.

Add the asparagus, lemon zest, and shrimp to the remaining broth and cook for about 2 minutes, or until shrimp is pink, remove the asparagus and shrimp from the broth and then add them to the risotto mixture.

Add half a cup of the stock at a time until the desired creaminess is reached, there may be some stock left over, it doesn?t matter!

Once the stock is absorbed, add the butter, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.

Garnish with chopped tomatoes and parsley.

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This recipe is a labor of love, worth every minute. Definitely a do over!
inkfetishqt 2y ago

Very very nice indeed! Everything goes well together, will defintely make again.
karl_hills_77 3y ago

This recipe is wonderful! I love it the way it is, but also make it sometimes without the shrimp to serve as a side to steak, chicken or other protein. Very versatile recipe, love it love it!
Anjinho 3y ago

This was so good. We served it with a simple green salad and crusty bread. I loved the mix of flavors.
jlburgart 4y ago

Very good! I made it without the shrimp for a vegetarian option and it was delicious!
Amygwen 4y ago

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Astro-Chef 6y ago

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