Lemon risotto with garlic prawns

  • Serves 4 people
  • Ready in 35 minutes
  • Easy
Risotto with a difference. The ginger and chilli dipping sauce add a warmth to the lemony risotto and prawns in this easy recipe.

Nutritional info per serving

  • Calories400kcals
  • Fat5.1g (1.2g saturated)
  • Protein14.6g
  • Carbohydrates78.5g (12.6g)
  • Salt1.9g

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  • 20 large peeled raw prawns, tail-shells on
  • 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 tbsp sweet chilli dipping sauce
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1.2 litres fresh vegetable stock, hot
  • Pinch of saffron threads
  • 1 tbsp low-fat spread
  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped
  • 300g risotto rice
  • Small handful flatleaf parsley, to serve


  1. Put the prawns in a bowl with the ginger, 1 crushed garlic clove, chilli sauce and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix together and set aside while you make the risotto.
  2. Pour the stock into a saucepan, add the saffron and simmer over a low heat. Melt the spread in a heavy-based pan and sauté the onions and remaining crushed garlic for 2 minutes. Stir in the rice and zest and cook for 1 minute. Add a ladleful of the stock and cook, stirring occasionally, until it has been absorbed. Continue to add the stock, a ladleful at a time, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is just cooked. Remove from the heat, stir in the remaining lemon juice and set aside.
  3. Heat a wok or large frying pan over a very high heat. When really hot, tip in the prawn mixture and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, until the prawns turn pink and the sauce is bubbling and thick.
  4. Spoon the risotto into warm bowls, top with the prawns and scatter over the parsley to serve.
  • A fresh, vibrant dish to partner with a zesty, modern white like Australian Riesling

From February 2005

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