Coconut Shrimp Risotto

Above: Plated on steamed spinach with fresh grated Parmesan on top.

Coconut Shrimp Risotto
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Creamy and delicious, this dish is very healthy if you use brown rice.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1½ c brown rice
  • 1½ c raw shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 2 c coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 c vegetable stock
  • handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 c diced tomatoes, preferably fresh
  1. heat the oil in a pan
  2. add the onions and garlic, salt and pepper to taste
  3. saute until glassy
  4. add uncooked rice-- do not rinse
  5. cook on medium low heat for 5 minutes
  6. add butter, parmesan cheese and coconut milk, stir frequently for 15 min
  7. add tomatoes, cook down while stirring often. make sure heat stays low
  8. add stock as necessary for rice to be cooked through but not soggy
  9. toss in basil right before serving
Yummy with steamed spinach or other fresh greens, and bread.


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Eliza Alys Young, aka CreativEliza, is a free spirit, world traveler, creative expert, and part of multicultural family… Eliza shares her time between the US, Dominican Republic and beyond. When she is not caring for her high-energy kids, writing her poetry or for her blog, creating art or cooking up a storm, she is designing for her own company, Design Intense.

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