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Spicy Cajun Prawn Risotto

Spicy Cajun Prawn Risotto

with Lemon Crumb and Spring Onions

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This Spicy Cajun Prawn Risotto is bursting full of flavours and makes the perfect dinner night option from HelloFresh. Cook up a fresh start!

Tags:Extra spicyUnder 650 calories
Allergens:CeleryCereals containing glutenCrustaceansMilkEgg

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Preparation Time45 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)


2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 unit(s)

Spring Onion

½ unit(s)


20 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste


1 sachet

Cajun Style Spice Mix

175 grams

Risotto Rice

25 grams

Panko Breadcrumbs

(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

150 grams

King Prawns


40 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(ContainsMilk, Egg)

Not included in your delivery

1 tbsp

Olive Oil

750 milliliter(s)

Water for the Risotto

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2403 kJ
Energy (kcal)574 kcal
Fat12.0 g
of which saturates5.0 g
Carbohydrate86 g
of which sugars4.0 g
Protein29 g
Salt3.5 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Cutting board
Garlic Press
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Fill and boil your kettle. Trim the root and the dark green leafy part from the leek. Halve lengthways then thinly slice. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Trim and thinly slice the spring onion. Zest and halve the lemon. Pour the boiling water for the risotto (see ingredients for amount) into a saucepan on low heat. Stir in the veg stock paste. You'll add the stock to the rice later.


Heat a drizzle of oil in another large saucepan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the leek, season with salt and pepper, then cook until softened, 4-6 mins, stirring occasionally. Stir in the garlic and Cajun spice mix (add less if you don't like heat) and cook for 1 min, then stir in the risotto rice and cook until translucent around the edges, 1-2 mins.


Stir in a ladle of your stock. When the stock has been absorbed by the rice, stir in another ladle of stock. Keep the pan on medium heat and continue stirring in the stock, letting it absorb each time. The cooking time should take 20-25 mins and your risotto is done when your rice is 'al dente' - cooked through but with a tiny bit of firmness left in the middle.


Meanwhile, heat the olive oil (see ingredients for amount) in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper. Toast until golden, 3-4 mins, stirring frequently. Once golden, stir in the lemon zest and transfer to a bowl.


Once the risotto has 5 mins left to cook, stir in the prawns and simmer for 4-5 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw prawns. The prawns are cooked when pink on the outside and opaque in the middle. Remove from the heat and add the grated hard Italian style cheese and a knob of butter (if you have any). Stir vigorously until well combined, then squeeze in some lemon juice.


Taste the risotto and add more salt, pepper and lemon juice if needed. Spoon into bowls and top with the lemon crumb and spring onions. Serve with any remaining lemon cut into wedges for squeezing over. Enjoy!