The Best Garlic Shrimp Risotto Recipe

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This easy Garlic Shrimp Risotto is a take on a classic Italian recipe. It’s made with fragrant arborio rice sautéed in onions and garlic, simmered in fish stock, and topped with delicately seasoned shrimp.

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Recipe By: Healthy Fitness Meals


1/4 cup chopped parsley

Equipment Needed : 


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and sprinkle with the seasonings. Cook undisturbed for 2 minutes, then flip and continue to cook until pink and fully opaque, around 1-2 minutes more. Set aside on a plate.
  • Heat the remaining oil in the same skillet. Sautee the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add the rice and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minutes.
  • Pour over two cupfuls of broth. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid has beed absorbed.
  • Once the liquid is reduced, repeat the cooking process, by adding a cup of broth at a time.
  • Once all the broth has been used, the rice should be plump and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan and parsley.
  • Serve the risotto topped with cooked shrimp.


  • Rice: You may substitute Arborio rice with Carnaroli rice or sushi rice. The taste and the texture will not be the same.
  • Protein: For those who aren’t a fan of shrimp, you may easily substitute chicken breast for the meat in this dish.
  • Veggies: If you’re making a garlic shrimp risotto, you can add peas, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, carrots, mushrooms, or tomatoes.
  • Cheese: We prefer parmesan but other similar cheeses can be used.
  • Herbs: This recipe goes well with fresh herbs like basil or chives.

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