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Friday, October 22, 2010

R is for Rice and Shrimp Risotto...

I don't have any photos of my tasty Shrimp Risotto....
so will these photos of the latest completed
baby quilt do?
Just finished this for our good friend Tom's
first grandson....and he's mighty grand from what
Tom says!
Here's the recipe:
Shrimp Risotto
2-4 Main Course servings
5 cups (about) low salt chicken broth
3/4 cups dry white wine
1 or 1/2 pound uncooked large shrimp peeled/deveined
6 T butter
3/4 cups chopped onion
2 large cloves garlic minced
1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
3/4 cup dry white wine
3 T chopped fresh parsley
3/4 freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Bring broth and 1/4 cup of wine to simmer in medium pan
Reduce heat-keep hot
Melt 2 T of butter in medium skillet over medium heat
Add 1/2 the garlic and all the crushed red pepper, then shrimp
Saute til shrimp begins to turn pink-about 2 minutes
Add remaining 1/2 cup wine. Simmer another 2 minutes
Drain shrimp-set aside and reserve cooking liquid.
Melt remaining butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat
Add onion and remaining garlic, saute til onion is pale golden,
about 4 min.
Add rice and stir to coat about 2 minutes, Add 2 cups broth mixture
Simmer til absorbed stirring often. Continue adding broth mixture
1 cup at a time until liquid is absorbed before adding more-
about 20 minutes.
Stir in reserved shrimp cooking liquid.
Cook until rice is just tender and
mixture is creamy about 5 more minutes.
Remove from heat.
Stir shrimp and chopped parsley into rice-season with salt and pepper.
Spoon into bowls and sprinkle
with Parmesan cheese according to your taste.


  1. That quilt! What gorgeous colors. It's delightful little work of art. Don't know which is yummier, the quilt or the shrimp risoto.

  2. Serendipity! I have to take a recipe to my club on Monday to swap with someone else! I'll take yours and pretend I cooked it! I'm no cook!

  3. Kathe that sounds truly delicious!! But those quilts are amazing...you are so talented...i can barely sew a button on a shirt! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :-)

  4. Anonymous9:04 AM

    Six months ago I bought a fancy (to me) sewing machine and beautiful scraps of fabric. The quilt in my mind would soon be an accomplishment on my bed...

    I hope the mice in the garage don't find the unfinished quilt squares...What do you call a person with OCD and Attention Deficit problems? You call her "Dana".

  5. yum to risotto and the quilt

  6. You are incredibly talented in so many areas. First, the quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I am in awe. Second YUM I don't need a photo of your shrimp risotto the recipe sound quite delicious and I will give it a whirl very soon. Finally, I a super excited about Framescape and I am plotting out the story in the quiet of the mornings and writing through out the day. I plan to keep this going. I sure hope you will continue to read and please please give me your feedback. I am a big girl and I can handle it if you find something you don't like. Please point it out. Thanks so much for your feedback.
    Warm wishes,

  7. What a beautiful quilt1 And a lucky baby.

  8. That quilt is breath-taking; I wish I had your talent. Also, the risotto recipe looks quite delicious! I've got a bit of a risotto phobia, though I may give this recipe a try.

  9. The quilts are superb. I thought at first glance they were abstract paintings - than which I have seen worse in West End Galleries.

  10. A glorious quilt! I am so impressed - it is a major work of art, Kathe.

  11. Lydia- you are so nice - I tell ya- I started making quilts the night the Iraq war was to begin- I was so upset and tense- my husband and I both could not sleep- so he watched the TV and I began cutting out pieces of fabric for a friends very unexpected baby. Since then I have made maybe 50? baby quilts and some adult lap quilts or wall hangings. I decided that I would call these my Peace quilts.....
    So here I am years later still waiting for peace.

  12. The quilt is exquisite! I'm sure the little guy will love being wrapped in such beautiful art and colours!

    You know - I've not had risotto in ages....plugging in the printer..!

  13. I want to eat the quilt!


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