4.75 from 4 votes

Easy Lemon Shrimp Risotto

This risotto recipe is a delicious one pot meal that's simple to whip up after a hard day's work.

Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy dinner, risotto, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 479 kcal
Author Erren


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 small shallots peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 2 cups Risotto Rice
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • the zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 ounces broccoli florets
  • 8 ounces raw peeled shrimp seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup frozen peas
  • A handful of flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese plus more for serving
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. In a large pan, saute the shallots 2 tablespoons of butter until they are cooked and soft but not browned.

  2. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

  3. Add all the rice and stir it around with the other ingredients to toast the grains thoroughly without browning.

  4. Raise the heat to high, add the wine and reduce it until nearly all of the liquid is absorbed into the rice.

  5. Stir in the stock, lemon zest, and lemon juice. reduce the heat, stir and leave to cook covered 15-18 until the rice is just under cooked (Checking after about 15 minutes to make sure no additional stock is needed. If the risotto looks dry, add some of the remaining stock).

  6. Add the Shrimp, broccoli and peas. Cook 5 minutes.

  7. Add the chopped parsley, the remaining butter, and grated cheese. Mix together and season to taste before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Lemon Shrimp Risotto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 479 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 666mg29%
Potassium 424mg12%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 34.9mg42%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.