Risotto with Shrimp, Peas, and Fennel

    Risotto with Shrimp, Peas, and Fennel

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    PREP TIME: 10 minutes
    COOK TIME: 34 minutes
    TOTAL TIME: 44 minutes

    Important Prenatal Benefits

    • Calcium, which helps with the development and hardening of your baby’s bones
    • Copper, an important component of several enzymes that aid in the development of your baby’s heart, skeletal system, brain, and nervous system
    • Fiber, which helps support digestive health
    • Folate, which helps support healthy neural tube development
    • Magnesium, which serves as an important component of more than 300 enzymes in the body
    • Manganese, which plays a role in metabolism and blood clotting and aids in your baby’s development of organs, bones, and connective tissue
    • Niacin, which aids in normal nervous system function
    • Phosphorus, which is a component of all cell membranes, as well as DNA and RNA, and aids in the development of strong teeth and bones
    • Protein, which helps promote the development of muscles and organs
    • Riboflavin, which aids in tissue function, respiration, and metabolism
    • Selenium, which contributes to a healthy immune system and proper thyroid function
    • Vitamin A, which supports your baby’s immune system and aids in cell growth
    • Vitamin B6, a component of several enzymes that aid in protein metabolism
    • Vitamin B12, which plays an important role in red blood cell formation and a healthy nervous system
    • Vitamin C, which helps support the immune system and is an important component in the formation of collagen
    • Zinc, which is an essential component of more than 100 enzymes, is important for your baby’s growth and development
    • Choline, which helps support your baby’s brain development
    • Iron, which is a component of hemoglobin and helps support brain development
    • DHA, which helps support development of your baby's brain and eyes
    • Pantothenic acid which supports your immune system
    • Potassium, a component of coenzyme A which aids in obtaining energy from food
    • Thiamin, which aids in metabolism and allows for normal function of the nervous system and muscles
    • Vitamin E, which works as an antioxidant and helps support skin health
    2 cans (14.5 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
    ½ cup nonalcoholic white wine
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    1 cup water
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    1 large leek, white part only, sliced
    1 bulb fennel, trimmed, cored, quartered, and thinly sliced
    1 cup Arborio rice
    ¾ pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1½ cups fresh or frozen peas
    ½ cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan


    1. In a medium saucepan, combine the broth, wine, salt, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low.
    2. Meanwhile, warm the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the leek and fennel. Cook until the fennel starts to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the rice. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute to coat the grains.
    3. Add about 1 cup of the broth mixture to the rice mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until all the broth is absorbed, 5 minutes. Continue to cook, adding ½ cup of the broth mixture at a time and stirring frequently, until the rice is almost tender, 20 minutes.
    4. Add the shrimp and peas. Cook, stirring constantly, until the shrimp are opaque and the rice is tender, 5 minutes. Remove the risotto from the heat and top it with the Parmesan.


    Arborio rice, a short-grained, high-starch rice appropriate for risotto, is sold in many supermarkets and Italian food stores.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)  
    CALORIES 405 cal
    FAT 8 g
    SODIUM 821 mg
    TOTAL SUGARS 4.9 g
    PROTEIN 25.5 g
    BIOTIN 2.4 mcg
    CALCIUM 220 mg
    CHLORIDE -----
    CHOLESTEROL 102.6 mg
    CHOLINE 85.7 mg
    CHROMIUM 0 mcg
    COPPER 0.64 mg
    FOLATE 196 mcg
    IODINE 7.9 mcg
    IRON 4.6 mg
    MAGNESIUM 70.3 mg
    MANGANESE 0.99 mg
    NIACIN 7.83 mg
    OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 0.16 g
    OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS 0.75 g
    PHOSPHORUS 463 mg
    POTASSIUM 747.88 mg
    RIBOFLAVIN 0.46 mg
    SELENIUM 32.96 mcg
    THIAMIN 0.25 mg
    VITAMIN A 1085 IU
    VITAMIN B6 0.41 mg
    VITAMIN B12 1.3 mcg
    VITAMIN C 31.44 mg
    VITAMIN D 3.6 IU
    VITAMIN E 1.7 mg
    VITAMIN K 25.7 mcg
    ZINC 2.7 mg