Whip up this recipe with buttery shrimp, a cilantro cream sauce, our handcrafted risotto rice, and some parmesan cheese.
Heat water and broth in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and keep warm.
Meanwhile, combine cream and cilantro in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until mixture is reduced in half, about 20 to 30 minutes.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook until pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove from saucepan; keep warm.
Cook onion and garlic in remaining butter over medium heat until soft. Add rice and stir 2 to 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; stir in 1 cup water-broth mixture.
Cook uncovered, stirring frequently until liquid is absorbed. Continue stirring and adding remaining water-broth mixture, 1 cup at a time, allowing each cup to be absorbed before adding another. Cook until rice is tender and mixture has a creamy consistency, approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
Stir in cilantro cream, shrimp, tomatoes, cheese, green onions, pepper and salt. Stir until mixture is creamy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Flex your kitchen skills with a creamy risotto that has all the bells and whistles of a restaurant-quality meal. From beginning to end, this cilantro cream and shrimp recipe is not only bursting with flavors but also perfect for those who want to take their risotto expertise to a higher–dare we say– zestier, level.
With rich and zesty components, this recipe layers on tastes of sweet onions, diced tomatoes, and garlic, with cilantro cream and fluffy Carolina® Arborio Rice. Separately, peeled shrimp is given a healthy dose of butter and sautéed till pink. Set aside, a concoction of rice, sautéed onions, and garlic are cooked in a savory chicken broth. Meanwhile, cilantro is set in a simmering bath of heavy cream and reduced to a thick consistency.
Once these components are ready, mix everything with green onions, pepper, and salt. Last, but not least, a sprinkle of grated parmesan wraps up this lovely harmony of flavors.
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