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Bill Grainger's Citrus Risotto With Chilli Garlic Prawns

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Introduction

This is a fabulous light version of Nigella's Lemon Risotto with the addition of Garlic Chilli Prawns.

This is a fabulous light version of Nigella's Lemon Risotto with the addition of Garlic Chilli Prawns.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

Metric Cups
  • 1½ litres chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion (finely diced)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 50 grams butter
  • 330 grams arborio rice
  • 1 lemon (zest, grated)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon (juice)
  • 1 freshly ground pepper
  • 2 small red chillies
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra)
  • 20 raw prawns (shelled, deveined but tails intact)
  • 28 grams fresh parsley (roughly chopped)
  • 2⅗ pints chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion (finely diced)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1¾ ounces butter
  • 11⅔ ounces arborio rice
  • 1 lemon (zest, grated)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon (juice)
  • 1 freshly ground pepper
  • 2 small red chiles
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra)
  • 20 raw shrimp (shelled, deveined but tails intact)
  • ⅞ ounce fresh parsley (roughly chopped)

Method

Bill Grainger's Citrus Risotto With Chilli Garlic Prawns is a community recipe submitted by Anonymous and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Place stock in large saucepan and keep at simmering point.
  • Place large heavy based pan over medium heat and add olive oil, onion, salt and half the butter.
  • Stir until onion is translucent.
  • Add the rice and stir for 1 to 2 minutes, until the rice is well coated.
  • Gradually add all the simmering stock, a cupful at a time, stirring constantly and making sure the stock is absorbed before you add more. This should take 20 minutes and the rice should be al dente and creamy.
  • Remove pan from the heat and then stir in remaining butter, lemon zest and juice and pepper to taste.
  • Cover pan and leave to sit for 3 minutes for the flavours to develop.
  • Meanwhile, pound the garlic and chilli in a mortar and pestle.
  • Place the extra olive oil in a pan over a high heat and heat until hot. Season the prawns with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes shaking the pan until the prawns are just opaque and then add the chilli and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and set aside. Stir risotto and divide between 4 bowls, toss the prawns with the parsley and then place on top of the risotto. Serve with lemon wedges.
  • *** While this was very, very nice, for those of us who are fans of Nigella'ps Lemon Risotto I would recommend adding a stick of celery and a sprig of rosemary to this recipe.
  • Place stock in large saucepan and keep at simmering point.
  • Place large heavy based pan over medium heat and add olive oil, onion, salt and half the butter.
  • Stir until onion is translucent.
  • Add the rice and stir for 1 to 2 minutes, until the rice is well coated.
  • Gradually add all the simmering stock, a cupful at a time, stirring constantly and making sure the stock is absorbed before you add more. This should take 20 minutes and the rice should be al dente and creamy.
  • Remove pan from the heat and then stir in remaining butter, lemon zest and juice and pepper to taste.
  • Cover pan and leave to sit for 3 minutes for the flavours to develop.
  • Meanwhile, pound the garlic and chilli in a mortar and pestle.
  • Place the extra olive oil in a pan over a high heat and heat until hot. Season the prawns with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes shaking the pan until the prawns are just opaque and then add the chilli and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and set aside. Stir risotto and divide between 4 bowls, toss the prawns with the parsley and then place on top of the risotto. Serve with lemon wedges.
  • *** While this was very, very nice, for those of us who are fans of Nigella'ps Lemon Risotto I would recommend adding a stick of celery and a sprig of rosemary to this recipe.
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