Saffron Shrimp Risotto

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 30 minutes
  • 3 servings

Saffron is a very special ingredient, that is often found in risottos. That is because not only does it flavor it, but it also gives the risotto a beautiful color. For this recipe, we’ve paired saffron and rice with some fresh shrimp, and we’ve made an extra creamy risotto, with lots of butter and parmesan.

Ingredients Needed for Saffron Shrimp Risotto

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons of butter
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup risotto rice
½ cup white wine
2 cups of vegetable stock
7 ounces of shrimp
¼ teaspoon saffron
2 tablespoons of parsley, chopped
¼ cup parmesan

How to Cook Saffron Shrimp Risotto

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and melt it.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and cook until translucent.
  3. Add the risotto rice and white wine.
  4. Gradually add the stock and cook, stirring frequently for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Add the shrimp, saffron, and give it a good stir.
  6. Add the parsley, remaining butter, and season with pepper.
  7. Add the shredded parmesan, stir, and turn off the heat.

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