Quick Risotto with Shrimp, Corn & Edamame


In this healthy, quick risotto recipe, we use instant brown rice instead of arborio rice, and frozen corn and edamame to speed up the cooking time and add fiber. To get the creamy risotto texture without slow cooking, we stir in cream cheese and Parmesan just at the end of cooking.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated

  • 2 cups instant brown rice

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (see Tip)

  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame

  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed

  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), cut into small pieces

  • ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add scallion whites and rice; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add wine and cook on medium-high until most of it is evaporated, 2 minutes. Add broth; return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Place shrimp on the rice. Return to a simmer. Cover and cook until the shrimp are cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Stir in edamame, corn and cream cheese until the cream cheese is incorporated. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan and pepper. Top with scallion greens.


For sustainable shrimp, look for shrimp that's certified by an agency like the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find it, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America--it's more likely to be sustainably caught.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

538 Calories
18g Fat
52g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 538
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 32g 65%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Vitamin A 833IU 17%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 181mcg 45%
Sodium 745mg 32%
Calcium 227mg 17%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 141mg 34%
Potassium 704mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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