This recipe for Cantina Style Shrimp Risotto is about to change your mind on how easy it is to cook risotto at home. Known to be fussy, isn't it risotto that gets every competitive TV cook ousted by some food judge? Well not this time. With just a few ingredients and no need for constant stirring this fresh and flavorful version will win everyone over.
The Sam’s fresh salsa blogger challenge is on. Thirty bloggers have been chosen. I am delighted to be a part of this culinary competition. “Bueno on Everything” Sam’s generously provided each contestant with 6 containers of their three new flavors. Each and every one of them is outstanding. This is my second recipe entered in the entree category.
My recipe for cantina style shrimp risotto with fresh corn and chorizo is truly a gift for any family that needs a quick, easy and flavorful dinner option. Using Sam's Salsa eliminates all the vegetable chopping and need for spices. Sam's cantina style SALSA has it all ready to go. Not only that, but Sam's salsa is completely fresh with no artificial ingredients. It's made with just l♥︎ve.
Check out this gorgeous meal you will have on the table in just about 30 minutes.Print
Ready in 30 minutes this shrimp risotto is full of flavor thanks to fresh salsa, corn and chorizo.
3 tablespoons butter
1 link chorizo sausage, diced
1 cup arborio rice
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 (12 oz.) container Sam’s Fresh Cantina style salsa
1 ½ cups water
1 pound cleaned fresh or frozen medium shrimp, thawed
1 ear fresh summer corn, kernals removed from cob (about ½ cup)
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro plus additional for garnish
fresh lime wedges for garnish
- Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium heat.
- Add chorizo, cook, stirring for 1 minute or until fragrant.
- Stir in rice and tomato paste; cook for 1 minute or until tomato paste darkens slightly.
- Add salsa and water; bring to a boil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce heat to maintain a low simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
- Stir in shrimp, corn and cilantro; cook 3 to 5 minutes more or until shrimp are cooked through and rice is tender.
- Serve with additional cilantro and lime wedges.
frozen corn can be substituted for fresh corn
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: main dish
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: risotto, salsa, quick and easy, shrimp, healthy, fresh, dinner
You can purchase Sam’s fresh at: ShopRite, Acme, and Safeway. I suggest that you run to your nearest store to grab that watermelon jicama salsa as it is a limited addition.
And do try my other recipes made with Sam's Fresh Salsa. They are all really delicious and easy to prepare.