Saffron risotto with shrimp and French beans

Saffron risotto with shrimp and French beans



For 4 people


  • 200 grams of coldwater shrimps
  • 1 onion
  • 6 cups of water
  • 3 tbspn of olive oil
  • 200 grams of French beans
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 /4 tsp of saffron
  • Salt by taste
  • 1 cup of Arborio rice
  • 2 tbsp of grated parmesan

Saffron risotto with shrimp and French beans Directions

    • Cook shrimps and beans according to the recommendation on the package, peel COLDWATER SHRIMPS and remove the heads. 
    • Finely chop half of the onion. Take the butter from the refrigerator and keep it at the room temperature so it is slightly softened. Boil water and keep it warm over low heat.
    • Pour glass of hot water to the saffron threads.
    • Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan or frying pan and add onions. Bring to simmer until transparent. Then add rice and stir until the rice is slightly brown.
    • Keep stirring the rice, adding hot water cup by cup as the previous cup evaporates. Keep cooking until the rice is almost ready. Pour the saffron water, evaporate it. Add more hot water if necessary. Put shrimp and beans in the ready rice dish, stir, and season with salt to taste. Remove from heat.
    • Add butter and cheese, stir until desired consistency. Risotto is ready.