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Giada's - Nonna Luna's Rice and Shrimp Dish


This is a recipe from Giada de Laurentiis' Nonna

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  • 1 stick butter
  • 8 oz cream
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled, whole
  • 2 cups rice
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound shrimp, uncooked
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 3-4 pinches salt



Step 1

Place the garlic clove in the pot. Add 1/2 stick butter and melt over low heat. Stir garlic clove with wooden spoon, to infuse butter with garlic. Add salt. When butter is all melted, scoop garlic out and place it in the other pan (for shrimp). Place the 2 cups rice into the butter and mix well. Turn heat up to medium high. Stir rice to point of browning, do not let it pop. Add chicken stock to pot, place on medium heat and cover. DO NOT REMOVE LID UNTIL COOKED - Use a See-Through lid.

Melt the other 1/2 stick butter with the garlic clove, the same way as before. When melted, remove garlic, and add shrimp. When close to fully pink, squeeze juice of 2 lemons into pot. Add tbsp of hot sauce. Add 3-4 pinches of salt. Let shrimp fully cook with lemon and hot sauce, 3-5 minutes. Add 8 oz cream or a little more to ensure mix with juice.

Serve the shrimp over the rice.


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