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Make Date Night, special, delicious and relaxed with this Oven Baked Garlic Butter Prawn Risotto. #valentinesday #risotto #datenight #rice #seafood

Date Night Oven Baked Garlic Butter Prawn Risotto

Make Date Night, special, delicious and relaxed with this Oven Baked Garlic Butter Prawn Risotto. Take a few minutes to add the ingredients to the pot and then let the oven bake this dish and have it ready in under 30 minutes! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Samantha

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup arborio rice*
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth**
  • 6-8 large tail-on raw prawns (peeled or unpeeled is fine)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. 

  2. Heat butter in an oven-proof pot with a tight fitting lid over medium heat.

  3. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add rice and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. 

  4. Add prawns, broth and salt to pot, stir well, cover with lid, and bake for 20 minutes undisturbed. 

  5. Remove from oven and serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

* arborio rice is specific to make risotto. Regular long grain or short grain rices won't provide the same texture nor release the same amount of starch to make the texture we expect from risotto. 

** this makes for a bit of a saucy risotto is served immediately. If it's not the rice will absorb the broth and some water or additional broth might be needed to loosen the rice up upon serving.