Shrimp and Corn Risotto

The whole family will love this easy Shrimp and Corn Risotto, made with tender rice, sweet corn, fresh spinach, tomatoes, basil and sharp Parmesan cheese.

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Shrimp and Corn Risotto

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 lb cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Risotto on a weeknight! Our Shrimp and Corn Risotto comes together easily — any night of the week — with Minute® White Rice and a handful of simple, flavorful ingredients.

    Step 1

  • Melt half the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

    Step 2

  • Sauté onions until softened, about 2 minutes. Add rice, garlic, basil and pepper. Continue to sauté, stirring, until all the rice grains are well coated.

    Step 3

  • Stir in half of the chicken broth and continue to cook. Stir until most of the broth is absorbed. Add remaining broth, stirring constantly, until all broth is absorbed.

    Step 4

  • Stir in shrimp, spinach, corn, tomato, Parmesan cheese and remaining butter. Cook just until spinach is wilted and cheese is melted.

    Recipe Tip

    Garnish dish with lemon slices.

Shrimp & Rice

An Italian-inspired dish, this Shrimp and Corn Risotto mixes succulent shrimp with rich grains and savory chicken stock. Make it tonight and delight in tender bites of marinated rice, fresh vegetables and sharp, nutty Parmesan cheese!

Like most risottos, this recipe starts with sautéed vegetables. The onions cook until they are sweet and softened, and are then mixed with a bit of minced garlic. Basil and black pepper give this dish added flavor and a touch of spiciness.

Our Minute® Instant White Rice makes the perfect addition to this combination. Besides easily absorbing the chicken stock, our instant rice also helps by cutting down your cooking time to 5 minutes.

With corn, fresh spinach and Roma tomatoes, this dish is fresh and summery. Finished with Parmesan cheese, it brings Italy right to your table. A complete meal for 4 in under 20 minutes? Try it and see just how delicious and easy it is!

Sweet Corn

If you’ve got sweet summer corn to use up, make sure to save some for a Corn and Edamame Rice Salad. You could also mix some into our Red Beans and Rice recipe, or our Mexican Rice Recipe. Finally, you’ll want to try our Southwest Chicken with Corn and Rice dinner. However, if corn isn’t in season, the canned or frozen variety will also work well in all of these recipes.


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