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Champagne Risotto with Red Beet, Stracciatella, Red Shrimp, and Lime



  • Carnaroli rice 360 g (1 3/4 cups)
  • Champagne 1 glass
  • Precooked red beets 300 g (1 1/4 cups)
  • Red shrimp 20
  • Stracciatella cheese 200g (3/4 cup)
  • Celery 1 stalk
  • Carrots 1
  • White onion 1/2
  • Tomato paste 1 tbsp
  • Lemon zest 1
  • Soy sauce 4 tbsps
  • Extra virgin olive oil as needed
  • Fine salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Lime juice 1
  • Marjoram to taste


To prepare Champagne Risotto with Red Beet, Stracciatella, Red Shrimp, and Lime, clean the shrimp and keep the shells. Dice the carrot, celery, and onion into small pieces.

Sauté the vegetables with a drizzle of oil, along with the shrimp shells and a tablespoon of tomato paste.

Once toasted, add water to the brim and cover with a lid. Cook for 30 minutes and add salt. Strain the broth and keep it warm.

Season the shrimp with oil, salt, pepper, and the zest of one lime. Now, chop the precooked red beets.

Place it in the blender's jar along with a ladle of broth and the juice of half a lime. Blend with an immersion blender to obtain a creamy texture.

Prepare the risotto: toast the rice grains in a saucepan, adding a pinch of salt. Deglaze with a glass of champagne.

Add the broth one ladle at a time, as the liquid is absorbed. Separately, drain the stracciatella to remove excess liquid using a fine-mesh sieve.

Once the risotto is almost ready, stir in the beetroot cream, a drizzle of oil, and soy sauce. Then, add the juice of half a lime and complete the cooking.

Plate the risotto, garnish with stracciatella quenelles, raw shrimp, a drizzle of oil, lime zest, and marjoram leaves. Serve your Champagne Risotto with Red Beet, Stracciatella, Red Shrimp, and Lime immediately!

Half Sardinian and half German, born on the border with Hungary, Sebastian is the resident chef creator of GialloZafferano. He offers his community an irresistible glimpse into his contemporary and genuine cuisine, meticulously crafted even in the simplest preparations. He graduated from the most prestigious Italian cuisine training center, ALMA - Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana. He is extremely attentive to raw materials, and in his videos, he surprises everyone with his meticulousness and the tricks of the trade that make his dishes unique in taste and presentation. Since 2024, he has been the Resident Chef Creator of GialloZafferano.