Quick Risotto with Shrimp, Corn & Edamame

Quick Risotto with Shrimp, Corn & Edamame

In this healthy, quick risotto recipe, we use instant brown rice instead of arborio rice, and frozen corn and edamame to speed up the cooking time and add fiber. To get the creamy risotto texture without slow cooking, we stir in cream cheese and Parmesan just at the end of cooking.

From EatingWell: September/October 2013
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 bunch scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated
  3. 2 cups instant brown rice
  4. 1 cup dry white wine
  5. 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  6. 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (see Tip)
  7. 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  8. 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  9. 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), cut into small pieces
  10. 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  11. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add scallion whites and rice; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add wine and cook on medium-high until most of it is evaporated, 2 minutes. Add broth; return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Place shrimp on the rice. Return to a simmer. Cover and cook until the shrimp are cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir in edamame, corn and cream cheese until the cream cheese is incorporated. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan and pepper. Top with scallion greens.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 525 calories; 17 g fat (6 g sat, 5 g mono); 173 mg cholesterol; 49 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 5 g fiber; 716 mg sodium; 672 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Folate (37% daily value), Magnesium (34% dv), Calcium (26% dv), Zinc (23% dv), Potassium (19% dv)

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 2 fat