If you have a taste for Italian-American cuisines, Shrimp scampi is probably one of your favorites. The ultimate easy, crowd-pleasing dish, shrimp scampi is a delicious and simple dinner cooked with just shrimp, garlic, white wine, and butter that everyone can enjoy.
This shrimp scampi risotto recipe has all of the flavor and ingredients of shrimp scampi. But instead of pasta, it uses arborio rice to make a creamy risotto. Fresh basil or parsley is usually used for garnish. Instructions are relatively easy to follow. Read below for the full recipe.
The Italian word “scampi” refers to little crustaceans known as langoustines. Scampi was utilized by home cooks in ancient Italy to make a dish with a similar name. However, once in America, immigrant Italians replaced it with shrimp since they were more freely accessible.
Shrimp scampi is one of those iconic Italian-American recipes that, despite or perhaps because of its simplicity, tastes fantastic. In this dish, large shrimp are tossed with a rich and luscious scampi sauce over risotto and cooked to perfection with arborio rice. The end result is a delicious risotto with a creamy texture, perfect for an easy dinner.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 35-40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Made with ingredients you can easily find at your local grocery store, Making risotto can be a sure-fire way to impress guests and family alike without too much fuss in the cooking process. You can easily prepare this for a special gathering.
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