Weekly Recipe | Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto

No Sugar No Flour is a weekly series where I share a new recipe that I’ve tried and enjoyed. (See past recipes here.) The only parameters are that it cannot contain added sugar or flour. Take the challenge and …Enjoy!


I’m not sure why I never considered risotto as an option in my no sugar no flour diet before. Maybe because it’s shaped like orzo and I just associated it with pasta (?), even though the name arborio rice makes it very clear that it is rice. Funny how associations in the mind work.

Anyway, I found this recipe for “Simple Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto” via Iowa Girl Eats, a blog with fantastic recipes, great photos and lots of personality. And it is just that – simple and delicious.

The only tip I would add to this well-written recipe, is if you use frozen shrimp as I did, I would cook them separately in a skillet before adding them to the risotto to blend with the flavors of the dish. I could not get the shrimp to cook thoroughly mixed in with everything else as they never seemed to get enough surface time with the heat of the pan. Oh, and I doubled the recipe to serve 4 so we could each have leftovers for lunch the next day. Other than that, this dish is a keeper. Enjoy it while the asparagus is in season!

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