Lemon Risotto with Margherita® Prosciutto and Shrimp


Julienned Margherita® prosciutto with buttery shrimp and freshly grated Romano cheese with a twist of lemon.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 quart hot chicken stock

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons chopped shallots or red onion

  • 8 ounces sliced and julienned Margherita® prosciutto

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 16 ounces Arborio rice

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • 1 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio

  • 1 pound (26 to 30 count) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 4 ounces freshly grated Romano cheese

  • Fresh arugula for garnish

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Heat chicken stock in separate pan.

  2. In large 4 quart pot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Saute shallots and prosciutto for 3 minutes. Add garlic; saute for 2 minutes.

  3. Turn up heat to Medium-High. Add rice and lemon zest, cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add lemon juice and wine until reduced.

  4. Add one 8-oz. ladle chicken stock to rice until absorbed. Keep the rice at just a simmer; continue process for 10 to 15 minutes. Add shrimp before last ladle of stock.

  5. Add butter and Romano cheese, stir in well. Place in serving bowl and top with fresh arugula and parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

995 Calories
39g Fat
96g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 995
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Cholesterol 294mg 98%
Sodium 2512mg 109%
Total Carbohydrate 96g 35%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 363mg 28%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 286mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.