Love Potions – Champagne Risotto and Shrimp
1 Tbsp. of unsalted butter
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup of Arborio rice
1/2 cup of dry Champagne
1 can of low sodium chicken broth (14.5 oz.)
1/2 pound medium uncooked shrimp
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
A few sprigs of finely minced fresh parsley
Place butter and olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and saute 1-2 minutes until onion is translucent.. Add the rice and saute 2 minutes coating rice with the butter mixture. Add Champagne; simmer until the liquid is almost evaporated, stir frequently while simmering. Add the broth, simmer until rice is almost tender, stir with a wooden spoon, stir frequently for about 15 minutes. Add the shrimp and simmer, stirring frequently until the shrimp is cooked through and the rice is al dente, add small amounts of broth if the mixture is too thick. Stir in the parmesan cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Serve on warmed plates and sprinkle top lightly with minced parsley. Serves 2
You can steam some fresh asparagus and serve the rice over the aspargus with the tips pointing out.
The Love Potion recipe was contributed by Heatherr Jumah.
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