Whether you’re hosting a dinner party for friends or just a weeknight dinner with the family, Lobster Risotto is what you need to serve! This tender, flavorful risotto is easy to make and impossible to resist. Both sophisticated yet simple, homemade lobster risotto is a dinner you won’t be quick to forget!
If I see lobster risotto on the menu at a restaurant, that’s absolutely what I’ll be ordering! I love pretty much any type of risotto, honestly. I mean, it’s the ultimate warm, creamy comfort food!
When that dish is accompanied with perfectly cooked lobster meat, it becomes a real dream come true for any seafood lover like myself. The lobster meat isn’t all that makes it a seafood dish, either – you can’t forget about the lobster stock that infuses the whole dish with lobster flavor!
There are a lot of ways to mess up a risotto, but don’t worry. This recipe is what I like to call foolproof! It’s tried and true, and as long as you follow my very simple steps, you’ll end up with the very best lobster risotto every time. There’s even a teensy bit of wiggle room in there for error, so there’s no need to be a professional chef! If you’re a novice home chef that’s just trying to impress a date, this is the recipe for you to use.
It’s no secret that a dish like lobster risotto is sophisticated, but I also firmly believe that this is a great weeknight dinner for the family as well!
Although ingredients like lobster and white wine may seem more like date night or dinner party material, kids love digging into this rich, creamy rice dinner as well. It’s cheesy, savory, filling, and wholly delicious. Who wouldn’t love a second serving of that?!
How to Make It
Simmer. Bring the stock to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat. Turn to low.
Melt the butter. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Make it fragrant. Add the shallot and cook until softened, approximately 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
Add rice. Add the rice and stir to combine.
Pour in the wine. Slowly add the wine and simmer until the liquid is evaporated, approximately 3 minutes.
Add the stock. Stir in 1/2 cup of the stock and stir until almost completely absorbed, about 2 minutes. Continue adding the stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly and allows each addition of stock to absorb before adding the next.
Cook the rice. Cook until the rice is tender but still firm, approximately 20 minutes.
Make it flavorful. Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese, lemon juice, zest, parsley, salt and pepper.
Make it creamy! Stir in the mascarpone cheese until melted and creamy.
Add the final touches. Fold in the lobster and serve immediately with more parmesan cheese for serving.
How do I cook the lobster meat?
It’s easy! Just follow my detailed instructions on How to Cook Lobster for the best information. When you follow my easy steps, you’ll always have the best lobster that’s never too chewy, tough, or under-cooked. And if you’re just using the lobster tails, that works too! Follow my steps on How to Cook Lobster Tail for the best results. You can even make Grilled Lobster Tail if that’s what you’d prefer!
How long will lobster risotto stay fresh?
In an airtight container in the fridge, any leftovers you have of this risotto will stay deliciously fresh for about 4-5 days. Sadly, it’s not recommended to freeze risotto, as it doesn’t hold up very well once frozen. So, make sure to enjoy whatever you have left within that 4-5 day time period!
Check out more of my date night worthy dinners!
- Grilled London Broil with Balsamic Fig Marinade
- Chicken Fricassee
- Classic Lobster Thermidor Recipe
- Easy Lobster Bisque Recipe // Video
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Get the Recipe: Lobster Risotto
- 5 cups lobster stock, fish stock or chicken stock
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 large shallot, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
- 1 cup white wine
- 2/3 cups grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
- 16 ounces cooked lobster meat, cut into bite size pieces
- Bring the stock to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat. Turn to low.
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the shallot and cook until softened, approximately 3 minutes.
- Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
- Add the rice and stir to combine.
- Slowly add the wine and simmer until the liquid is evaporated, approximately 3 minutes.
- Stir in 1/2 cup of the stock and stir until almost completely absorbed, about 2 minutes.
- Continue adding the stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly and allows each addition of stock to absorb before adding the next.
- Cook until the rice is tender but still firm, approximately 20 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese, lemon juice, zest, parsley, salt and pepper.
- Stir in the mascarpone cheese until melted and creamy.
- Fold in the lobster and serve immediately with more parmesan cheese for serving.
4 Comments on “Lobster Risotto”
How much Lobstah?
16 ounces….you can use less and still have an amazing dish.
Your recipe calls for lobster, but I don’t see it on the list of ingredients…
all fixed, thank you!