Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity. Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients. They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine. Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste. This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.
Ingredients for Prawns Butter Garlic Risotto Recipe
Prawns shelled and deveined 10-15
Arborio Rice 3 tablespoons
Garlic chopped 4 tablespoons
Arborio rice 1 cup
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Onion chopped 1 medium
Vegetable stock 3 cups
Salt to taste
Crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
Fresh parsley chopped 2 tablespoons
Heat the olive oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add two tablespoons chopped garlic and onion and sauté till the onion is light brown. Add the rice and mix well. Cook for a minute and add the stock, a little at a time and cook till the rice is soft.
To make butter garlic prawns, heat one tablespoon of butter in another non-stick pan. Add the remaining chopped garlic and sauté till it turns light golden.
Add the crushed peppercorns and prawns and sauté for a minute.Add four tablespoons of water, mix well and cook for a minute.Add the remaining butter, mix and cook for a minute. Add the lemon juice, mix well and cook for a minute.
Add the prawns to the rice and mix well. Garnish with the parsley and serve hot.
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