Prawn Saffron Risotto
This is a great prawn saffron risotto that is easy to make. It's flavourful and nourishing and makes a great main meal on a cold, winters night. A heart warming, filling dish the family will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 6 people
- 400 g rice arborio or medium grain
- 450g / 1lb green prawns shelled and deveined
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley finely chopped
- 120ml / 4fl oz white wine
- 1.5 litres / 2.5 pints chicken stock (or fish stock)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 whole brown onion chopped
- 1/2 tsp saffron powder
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan with the garlic and parsley over medium heat.
Cook the garlic until slightly coloured.
Add prawns, salt and pepper and cook until the prawns turn pink in colour.
Then add the wine and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 minute.
Remove the prawns from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
To the wine, add the stock and heat it to just below simmering point. Keep the stock on low heat.
In a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoons of the butter with 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat.
Add the onions and cook until lightly cooked. Be careful not to burn the onions. They should be translucent in colour.
Pour in the rice and stir for 2 minutes ensuring the rice is coated in the oil and butter.
Using a large soup ladle, pour a ladle or 2 of stock over the rice. Use just enough to cover the rice.
Add the saffron to the rice
Stir the risotto and allow to simmer until the liquid is absorbed.
Repeat the process of adding more stock and continue to simmer stirring occasionally.
Continue this process until the rice has cooked and the stock has been used. (Approx. 10-15 minutes).
If more liquid is required, use hot water.
When the rice is tender, stir in the saffron and mix well. The add the prawns and heat through.
Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining butter until it is all melted and the chopped parsley.
Serving: 443g | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.49g | Protein: 19.88g | Fat: 15.24g | Saturated Fat: 4.42g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.88g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7.97g | Trans Fat: 0.176g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1041mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 8.46g | Vitamin A: 27200IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 1490mg | Iron: 0.2mg