Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto


This shrimp and asparagus risotto takes a second to prep but is so worth it in the end.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 (32 ounce) container chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • onion, chopped

  • ½ clove garlic, minced

  • 3 cups Arborio rice

  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into thirds

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Pour chicken broth into a pot; bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add Arborio rice; cook, stirring frequently, until coated with oil, about 4 minutes.

  3. Stir 1/2 cup hot chicken broth into the saucepan; cook and stir until rice has absorbed broth, about 2 minutes. Repeat this process 4 more times, stirring constantly, until rice is creamy and tender yet firm to the bite, about 15 minutes.

  4. Stir shrimp and asparagus into remaining hot broth. Cook until shrimp turns pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove broth from heat.

  5. Use a slotted spoon to transfer shrimp and asparagus to rice; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir Parmesan cheese and butter into rice; cook until melted, about 1 minute. Remove rice from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle parsley over each serving.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of chicken broth. The actual amount of broth consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

858 Calories
20g Fat
130g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 858
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 210mg 70%
Sodium 3233mg 141%
Total Carbohydrate 130g 47%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 187mg 14%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 446mg 9%

* 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.

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