Shrimp, whether steamed, boiled or skewered and grilled, makes for an easy weeknight meal accompanied by a big salad and bread. Plan ahead and cook extra shrimp for another quick meal.
In this recipe, the leftover shrimp stay plump and moist because they are added right when the risotto is finished and just heated through. The pretty pink shrimp glisten through the creamy white rice, the cherry tomatoes add color contrast and the orange-garlic-cilantro garnish provides a robust finish. This dish is definitely attractive enough to serve to guests.
Look in the rice and pasta aisle of well-stocked supermarkets for Arborio rice. It is also readily available at specialty stores carrying Italian foods.