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Prawn & lemon orzo risotto

9
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Yes, you can make a deliciously creamy risotto on a weeknight! This one uses prawns and chives to boost the flavour without a lot of work.

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Onion(s)

1 medium

Garlic

2 clove(s)

Vegetable stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), to make 650ml stock

Merchant Gourmet Orzo (Rice-shaped Pasta)

240 g

King Prawns, Raw

300 g

Half Fat Crème Frâiche

50 g

Parmesan Cheese

40 g

Lemon(s)

1 zest(s) of 1

Lemon Juice, Fresh

2 tablespoons

Chives, Fresh

2 tablespoons

Instructions

  1. Mist a large nonstick frying pan with cooking spray and fry the onion over a medium heat for 6-8 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in the orzo, then pour in 650ml stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook, stirring often, for 8 minutes until the orzo is al dente and the liquid is almost completely absorbed.
  3. Stir the prawns into the orzo and cook for 2 minutes, or until the prawns are pink and cooked through. Season to taste, then stir in the crème fraîche, half the Parmesan and all of the lemon juice. Cook for 1 minute until the cheese is melted and combined.
  4. Serve the risotto topped with the remaining Parmesan and the lemon zest and chives.

Notes

Add 100g frozen petits pois to the risotto at the same time as the prawns. The SmartPoints will remain the same.

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