Wednesday, July 11, 2012

No-Stir Asparagus, Shrimp and Lemon Risotto

Today's post is a little different to my usual format. Ever since I discovered the wonderful world of Britely I have been reading these delightful little ebooks non stop. I especially love reading the humorous ones, it's such a fun way to kill time. If you haven't come across it yet, Britely is basically a web-based app that allows you to import pictures, add text and then publish these charming little ebooks. You are also able to follow your favoutite authors and add comments and favourite each Brite, so not much different from a regular blog.

After all my reading, I decided it was about time I created my own Brite. These past few days have been extra lazy in my household. Everyone was in a holiday mood and I have been too lazy to cook. The other night, after searching for ingredients to put together a fast and healthy meal I decided to try my hand at risotto. Being in the lazy mood as I was, standing at the stove stirring non stop for half an hour just seemed ridiculous. Instead I thought I'd try baking my arborio rice into a risotto. The dish turned out surprisingly well. I do believe the fresh asparagus, lemon and shrimp helped immensely in turning an otherwise homey dish into more gourmet fare.

No-Stir Asparagus, Shrimp and Lemon Risotto

1 lb peeled shrimp
1 bunch fresh asparagus
1 zest of lemon
1 medium sized onion, diced
1 1/2 cup arborio rice
4 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Bring chicken stock in saucepan to boil, cover and remove from heat.
2. Saute diced onion over medium heat until softened, season with salt and pepper, approximately 7 minutes.
3. Add rice to onion, and stir until rice turns translucent around edges, approximately 3 minutes.
4. Pour rice and onion mixture into an oven proof casserole dish with lid. Add heated chicken stock.
5. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, covered.
6. Cut asparagus into 1 inch segments. Boil approximately 5 minutes and transfer to ice bath.
7. Season shrimp and pan fry till cooked through, approximately 7 minutes. I like to season with garlic powder, salt and paprika.
8. Zest one lemon.
9. Once rice is ready, combine shrimp and asparagus. Stir in lemon zest and grated parmesan cheese.
10. Garnish with fresh parsely and shaved parmesan.


Anonymous said...

Great food! Love this photo album format.

audrinajulia said...

I do enjoy cooking and this risotto of yours looks yummy. Love the format of your step cooking guide,unique.

Inês de Castro said...

I'd never heard of that Britely thing, but it sounds fun :) As for the recipe, it looks absolutely amazing!

fabulouspetite said...

I love cooking and will def try this one. It looks yummy.

xo Sam

Fashion Faux Pas said...

I love risottos, and I love stirring them for half an hour, it's my way to unwind and realx, eheh. This recipe is sure to have a go in my kitchen, looks and sounds delish!!

Eimear O'Reilly Stylist said...

fantastic post, i'm flying the nest soon and need to learn to cook. i'm too impatient, i'll end up eating take outs all the time. If you get a chance, i have a new post up about vision boards, would love to know what you think

Eimear x

Always Maylee said...

Love this, looks so delicious! My husband loves risotto, so I'll definitely have to try this.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Stylist Steph said...

I love risotto so will def try this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a thoughtful comment! I love this post and can't wait to try to recipe. Following you back dear ;) xoxo jess

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Yummy ! :)
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Grace Wainwright said...

Can you believe I have never made risotto before?! Definitely need to try this recipe out. It looks delicious!

A Southern Drawl

p.s. love that scarf in the previous post!

Anonymous said...

YUM to this risotto recipe and the layout and ebook is awesome! Looks great.

Quiet Luxury

Mónica Villar said...

Awesome post! :-D

A chic kiss ;-)

The Dragonfruit said...

Oh man...I am showing this recipe to my mom and making a request for this for dinner haha :)

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Kultur und Stil said...

Wow, that sounds delicious! I'll need to try that ;-)

xxx Anita

Blue ocean said...

waa!it's useful recipe!thanks a lot :D
your blog is inspiring!i wonder if we can follow each other?

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Unknown said...

I love risotto - such a light and delicious meal!


Jessica said...

oo risotto is so yummy!! i will have to try this! that is so cool you have an adopted korean friend, thanks for sending my blog to her!!


Stefani said...

Looks yummy!

marisabel r. said...

This looks amazing! I'm adding it to my list of recipes to make.... and I'm adding you blog my bloglovin. :)

Unknown said...

Looks and sounds delicious, although I don't have a good track record with risotto :(
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, I'm so pleased you like it. Keep in touch. xo

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

Ooh yum, I love risotto and the lemon would make it so tangy + tasty! So nice to meet you, you're blog is gorgeous xx

Marisa @ Broke with Designer Taste said...

That seriously looks delicious and even better easy enough for me to make! I have to try it! And the sunglasses I got from eBay are from the vender Sunglass Army which has great sunglasses for around $10 {and free shipping!} Definitely recommend them if you are looking for a great new pair of sunglasses! :)


Anonymous said...

The team at Britely loves this brite! We sometimes feature it on our homepage:

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