Monthly Archives: September 2012

Shrimp and avocado risotto

Going gluten-free has been an interesting experience. It’s actually not that hard and after a few days I really did start to feel much better. I haven’t been a hard core g-free dieter but I’m getting there. It’s mostly the drinking, most beer has gluten, which doesn’t really bode that well for me. But it’s obviously something I could give up if I really wanted. It’s just that I don’t want to…yet. I’m still a uni student after all! But anyways, I would recommend going gluten-free and you can do it super-easily with this risotto dish!


  • 1.25L (5 cups) gluten-free vegetable stock
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cups (440g) arborio rice
  • 2/3 cup (165ml) dry white wine
  • 500g green prawn meat, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (80g) grated parmesan, plus extra to serve
  • 2 avocados
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped chives

Step 1

Place the stock in a saucepan, bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low and keep stock at a simmer.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat the butter and olive oil in a deep frypan over medium heat, add the onion and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes until softened, but not coloured. Stir in the garlic, then add the rice and cook, stirring, for 1 minute to coat the grains. Add the wine and allow the liquid to evaporate. Add the stock, a ladleful at a time, stirring occasionally, allowing each ladleful to be absorbed before adding the next. Continue until you have one ladleful of stock left – this should take about 20 minutes. Add the prawns with the final ladleful of stock and continue to stir for 2-3 minutes until the prawns are cooked through. Stir in the parmesan, then cover and remove from the heat.

Step 3

Peel the avocados, dice and toss in the lemon juice. Just before serving, carefully stir the avocado mixture into the risotto. Serve in bowls topped with extra parmesan and chopped chives.

Recipe from Delicious





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