A delicious concoction of prawns and pine nuts with a hint of chile pepper. The addition of carrots give a little added crunch and color. If you take your time and stir constantly, you'll end up with the creamiest, tastiest risotto ever!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and cook until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in Arborio rice until well coated in oil; continue cooking until both the onion and rice begin to turn golden-brown, about 8 minutes.

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  • Pour in the white wine and stir until evaporated. Pour in 1/3 of the hot chicken broth; stir constantly as the risotto simmers and slowly absorbs the broth, about 8 minutes. Add half of the remaining broth, and continue stirring until absorbed, about another 8 minutes.

  • Stir in chile-garlic butter, shrimp, carrot, pine nuts, black olives, and red chile pepper until the butter has melted. Stir in the remaining chicken broth, and again stir constantly until absorbed, about 8 minutes. Season to taste with black pepper.

  • At this point, taste the rice; it should be slightly firm and totally delicious. If it is still a little crunchy, stir in some hot water and continue cooking until it reaches the desired tenderness.

Nutrition Facts

764.7 calories; 27.2 g protein; 99.2 g carbohydrates; 151.1 mg cholesterol; 437 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2008
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2012
Well the rice flavor was great but I wasn't crazy about the flavor combination of the carrots and especially the black olives. Maybe it would be better with Kalamata olives? I definitely like the idea of spinach and mushroom instead. I agree that a little less butter would probably work fine. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2007
this is a delicious risotto.. very creamy and the hint of spice is great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
I also didnt use the carrots or the black olives but used mushrooms and added fresh spinach at the end Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
I made this the first time I ever made or had risotto. I thought it was delicious. Since I've had risotto at fine dining restaurants. Mine was every bit as good as theirs. Since I've also made other risotto recipes and I still prefer this one. If I could give it more stars I would. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2009
great recipe! i did change up the veggies a bit just because of what i had on hand - but this was yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2011
Made as instructed except didn't have chili-garlic butter so added a little chili powder and garlic with the butter. Also threw in some spinach at the end. Whole family enjoyed it - even the kids. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2011
Great Recipe! Didn't have chili-garlic butter or a fresh chili so added a clove of garlic and a shake of Sweet Chili Sauce! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2012
Well the rice flavor was great but I wasn't crazy about the flavor combination of the carrots and especially the black olives. Maybe it would be better with Kalamata olives? I definitely like the idea of spinach and mushroom instead. I agree that a little less butter would probably work fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2010
This was good but I modified it somewhat to enhance the flavor - added thyme lemon juice garlic and onion powder chili powder and garnished it with paprika and parsley. Read More
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