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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Rose Nguyen Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Spinach Risotto with Shrimp and Goat Cheese

"When one of my favorite restaurants closed, I developed my own version of their renowned seafood risotto. I think spinach adds great flavor and boosts the nutritional value." —Brandy Jamison-Neth, Denver

Cooking Light MAY 2009

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion (about 1 medium)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup uncooked Arborio or other medium-grain rice
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Dash of saffron threads
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese

Preparation

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until done. Remove shrimp from pan; set aside and keep warm.

2. Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly.

3. Add broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 25 minutes total). Stir in cilantro, saffron, and spinach with the last 1/2 cup broth. Add shrimp and cheese, stirring to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 444
  • Fat: 11.7g
  • Saturated fat: 4.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 37.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 48.3g
  • Fiber: 5.9g
  • Cholesterol: 187mg
  • Iron: 5.4mg
  • Sodium: 662mg
  • Calcium: 326mg
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