Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
Risotto may seem daunting, but it’s really much easier than you think. Consider this dish your new go-to one-pot meal! I love taking it from stovetop to table in my Lagostina Dutch Oven.
Lemon Risotto With Shrimp
- 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound extra-large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 small fennel bulb chopped (about 1 cup)
- 1 small onion chopped (about 1 cup)
- 1 large clove garlic smashed, peeled, chopped
- 1 cup Arborio rice about 6 1/2 ounces
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth plus extra as needed
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice from 1 large lemon
- Zest of 1 large lemon
- 3 cups arugula
- Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Cook until the shrimp are just opaque in the center, about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Transfer the shrimp and juices to a bowl to cool.
- Add the remaining 3 tablespoons oil to the pan. Add the fennel and onions. Cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until aromatic, 30 seconds. Add the rice. Stir until well coated and translucent in spots, about 2 minutes. Add the wine. Cook until the wine is absorbed, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Add the broth, lemon juice, zest, and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer until the rice is just tender but still has some bite and the risotto is creamy, stirring often, 13 to 14 minutes.
- Mix in the arugula. Stir until the arugula wilts, about 30 seconds. Add the shrimp. Mix in additional broth if needed, 1/4 cup at a time, until the risotto is creamy.
- Spoon the risotto into 4 shallow soup bowls.