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Easy And Quick Garlic Shrimp And Chorizo Rissotto

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Garlic shrimp and chorizo risotto

There is just something about risotto that makes it the perfect comfort food. It has been rainy and gray the last few days here in Florida as we enter the rainy season and the first of this year’s tropical storms hit us. And rainy days are the perfect time to enjoy a creamy and velvety risotto!

I love risotto and I specially love how easy risotto is to prepare when you use Knorr Selects™ Four Cheese Risotto. Inspired by the recipe of Garlic Shrimp Risotto that I found on the ViveMejor.com website I decided to give this dish my own personal twist by adding chorizo.

Garlic shrimp and chorizo risotto

This risotto with shrimp and chorizo is not only easy but luxurious making it ideal for share when you have unexpected guests. The flavors of the shrimp and chorizo remind me a bit of a paella. Also can you tell we are big fans of chorizo in this house, chorizo just adds so much flavor and depth to almost any dish.

Garlic shrimp and chorizo risotto ingredients

Garlic Shrimp Risotto Recipe

Recipe Serves: 4

Prep Time : 10 min Cook Time : 15 min


  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. large uncooked shrimp*, peeled and deveined
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package Knorr Selects™ Four Cheese Risotto
  • 3 cups baby kale
  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • red chorizo, sliced


  • HEAT 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Season your shrimp with salt and pepper, if you’d like. Add your shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes until they turn pink, stirring in garlic during last 30 seconds. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • POUR your water, milk, remaining olive oil and Knorr® Selects™ into the same pan. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to medium and continue cooking for 7 minutes. Toss in the kale and chorizo and cook 3 minutes more.
  • STIR in your shrimp and tomatoes; now it’s delicious. Dig in!

Garlic shrimp and chorizo risotto Knorr

Using Knorr® Sides you can create delicious and nutritious main meals with your favorite veggies and protein, in no time and it’s easy to add your own personal twist and create a dish that your family will love.

Garlic shrimp and chorizo risotto Knorr

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Garlic shrimp and chorizo risotto

About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. Sarah Honey

    Love Risotto! It is so delicious! this sounds amazing with shrimp and chorizo. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
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  2. Tomi

    This recipe looks delicious. I haven’t tried Knorr Selects Risotto yet but I am a huge fan of their white cheddar broccoli and make it often. It’s quick, easy and the kids like it. I’ll definitely have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing

  3. Christy Maurer

    I love shrimp! This looks like it would be a great comfort meal. I love that you don’t have to take forever to cook it!
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  4. lisa

    I love all things shrimp. This sounds so delicious and I bet my whole family would love it.
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  5. Sarah Bailey

    Now this is right up my street, I am such a fan of everything shrimp and this sounds like it would be the perfect warm evening meal.
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  6. Jacqui Stewart

    I am always on the lookout for a good shrimp meal. I’ve had Knorr rice before and they are good. Will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Amber Myers

    Yum! My kids would absolutely love this. They are all about shrimp.
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  8. Claudia Krusch

    I am sure this recipe is going to be a hit. It looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to add it to my meal plan for next week.

  9. Pam

    I love a good risotto! This looks like an easy way to get that risotto taste without spending all day slaving over the stove.

  10. Maurene Cab

    I’m glad this is easy and quick to prepare. I might try this for breakfast.

  11. Rebecca Swenor

    Garlic Shrimp Risotto would make for a great lunch idea I believe. I don’t eat shrimp but my family does and this is such an easy recipe I would love to make for them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  12. My Teen Guide

    OMG, you made my mouth water. Now I am craving for rissotto! I love your recipe. We love shrimps and to add garlic and chorizo is a hands down winner recipe for me.

  13. Chubskulit Rose

    My daughter love shrimp dishes. I have never prepared like you did so I might try that next time.
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  14. Jenny

    Yummy. I love risotto and shrimp. In fact, I had shrimp pesto pasta last night for dinner. I’ll have to try this!
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  15. Bonnie @wemake7

    That dish looks really tasty! I have never tried that before. Would love to try it sometime.

  16. paula schuck

    This looks amazing. I had something similar at a restaurant tonight. I could definitely get used to this kind of dish at home too.
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  17. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Looks like I will have something new to add to our menu plan for next week. How can I say no to a dish that has all my favorites in it! I’m making this and add more garlic too.

  18. Kiwi

    I love rissotto and shrimp. Would love to try this later so I pinned it.

  19. Sheila

    This looks really easy to prepare. It’s the combination of 3 things I love – shrimp, chorizo and risotto and you just gave me an idea what to whip up next. Thank you for the inspiration.

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