Prawn and Asparagus Risotto

This Prawn and Asparagus Risotto is a simple but comforting, slimming friendly meal whether you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers.Prawn and Asparagus Risotto | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

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A lot of people worry that making risotto is a long laborious task, but this recipe makes it quick and easy.

I love seafood and the prawns in this are no exception – you can also add other shellfish, or some squid.

I use the tiniest little dusting of parmesan to serve, but you can leave it off if you prefer.

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Prawn and Asparagus Risotto

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Prep Time

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people 5 minutes 25 minutes




376kcal 8

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  1. Into a large frying pan, spray some Low calorie cooking spray and fry the onion and garlic on a low heat until translucent (for around 5 minutes).
  2. Add the risotto rice to the pan and stir to incorporate the onions and garlic. Add in the chopped tomatoes, herbs, tomato puree and stock stirring well to mix. Leave to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the prawns, asparagus and courgette and cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has been absorbed. If the rice starts to stick to the bottom, add a little more stock to loosen.
  4. The rice is ready when it feels tender and should be served a little al dente. Serve immediately and dust with a tiny sprinkle of parmesan.

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    1. Hi Dannielle,

      I would always use a little bit of caution when freezing rice. Also, you would have to make sure that you are using fresh prawns rather than frozen so that you’re not re-freezing them.

    1. Hi Gill,

      I’ve not tried making risotto in the IP as it tends to need stirring to get that creamy texture – it’s worth a try though! Let us know how you get on 😊

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