Spring Risotto with Fresh Peas, Shrimp and Prosciutto



1 pound (unshelled weight) fresh peas , shelled
3 to 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced onions
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp , peeled and deveined
1 clove minced garlic
1 cup Arborio rice
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto , cut into thin strips about 2 inches long
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Instructions

1. Cook the peas in a pot of well salted water until they are tender, about 5 minutes (longer if the peas are large). Drain and plunge the peas into a bowl of ice water. When the peas are cool, drain and set aside.

2. Heat the chicken broth in a small saucepan, season it well with salt and pepper and keep warm over low heat.

3. In another large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the onion, season lightly with salt and pepper and cook until it is translucent, about 5 minutes.

4. Turn the heat up to high and add the shrimp and garlic. Cook until the shrimp are just opaque, about 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a plate and set aside.

5. Turn the heat down to low, add the rice to the onions and garlic in the pan and stir to combine. Add about 1 cup of the hot broth and stir slowly until the broth is absorbed. Continue to add the broth 1 cup at a time, occasionally stirring slowly, letting the rice absorb the broth before adding more.

6. The rice is cooked when it is creamy on the outside and just al dente in the center, about 20 to 25 minutes total. Stir in the shrimp, half of the peas and half of the Parmesan cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If the risotto is too thick, add a little more broth until it becomes creamy.

7. Divide the risotto among warmed serving dishes and top each serving with strips of prosciutto, the remaining peas and Parmesan cheese and garnish with the chopped parsley.

Serving Size: 1 bowl of risotto with shrimp

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6
33 g
Total Carbohydrate
44 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
2 g
Total Fat
7 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
180 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
36 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
47 %
Percent Calories from Fat
17 %
Vitamin A
788 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
5 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
1 mcg
1 mcg
Vitamin C
34 mg
Vitamin D
123 IU
58 mcg
Vitamin E
1 IU
Vitamin K
0 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
193 mg
4 mg
306 mg
427 mg
723 mg
3 mg