Prawn Risotto with Pine Nuts

    50 minutes

    For the best risotto, keep the chicken stock in a pot on a low heat while you are adding it to the risotto and remember, just keep stirring! The end result should not be too dry or too sloppy.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 cups (500ml) chicken stock, salt reduced
    • 2 cups (300g) arborio rice
    • 300g medium green prawns, shelled with tail attached
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine
    • 50g pine nuts
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 1 medium carrot, cut into thin 4cm length strips/sticks
    • 1/4 cup (70g) sliced black olives
    • 3 small red chillis, deseeded and finely chopped (or to taste)
    • 40g butter
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • cracked black pepper to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place the chicken stock in a pot and bring to the boil then reduce heat to low. On the hotplate next to the stock, heat the oil on medium heat in a large saucepan. Add onions and saute until soft. Add risotto and continually stir for 5 minutes until the grains are all coated with oil. Add the white wine and stir until mostly absorbed.
    2. Add a ladle full of hot chicken stock. While stirring the risotto, add the garlic and butter and the red chilli. Keep adding a ladle of stock whenever stock is mostly absorbed, don’t let the risotto dry out. If, towards the end, it looks like you may need more liquid add some water to the stock and reheat.
    3. Before the last ladle, add the prawns and stir until prawns are cooked, adding rest of stock when stock is absorbed. Check the grains are soft.
    4. Lastly stir in the olives, pine nuts and carrots and season with black pepper to taste. Stir to combine until the rice is soft and the stock is mostly absorbed. Turn off heat and let sit for 5 minutes.

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    This was my first time making risotto and it came out just perfect! I added mushrooms instead of carrots though and crushed red pepper instead of a minced chile pepper and it was still delicious. Thanks!  -  31 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this is a delicious risotto.. very creamy and the hint of spice is great.  -  22 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I also didnt use the carrots or the black olives but used mushrooms and added fresh spinach at the end  -  13 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)