Langostino Risotto

Get ready to dive into my creamy Langostino Risotto, a delightful blend of tender Langostino tails, Parmesan cheese, and aromatic spices all made within minutes! I’ve created this recipe with minimal prep time and plenty of bold flavors making it the perfect choice for a hearty dinner. Don’t miss out on this masterpiece of a recipe – let’s cook up some Langostino magic together!

Langostino risotto served in a bowl topped with fresh parsley being scooped up with a spoon.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re craving a luxurious yet effortless meal, my Langostino Risotto is your answer! Unlike traditional risotto recipes that require lengthy cooking times and uncooked Arborio rice boiled in stock, I created this version is inspired by Japanese methods, where we utilize precooked rice infused with cheese, cream, and savory seasonings just like my Salmon Risotto and Cheese Risotto dishes! What I love about this innovative approach allows for a quick 15-minute preparation, while still delivering the rich flavors and creamy texture expected of a classic risotto!

Perfect for those seeking an easy-to-make yet fancy dish, my Langostino Risotto offers a creamy, savory taste with delightful hints of black pepper and nutmeg, all complemented by tender Langostino tails. Experience the convenience and deliciousness of my kitchen-crafted recipe today!



  • Langostino Tails – pre-cooked langostino tails found in the frozen section of grocery stores, can also use lobster meat if preferred.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted.
  • Onion – yellow or brown onion.
  • Garlic – freshly grated garlic.
  • Rice – rice of choice.
  • Mushrooms – sliced bella or cremini mushrooms.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – heavy cream or heavy whipping cream.  
  • Grated Parmesan – use grated Parmesan or a blend found in the self-stable section of supermarkets. 
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground. More or less depending on taste preference.
  • Nutmeg – ground nutmeg found in the spice section in supermarkets.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you prefer, you can substitute lobster meat for Langostino tails in this recipe. Boil Lobster Tails for 5-7 minutes in salted water, then chop them up to replace the Langostino tails. This substitution maintains the dish’s delicious flavor and texture, offering a delightful alternative for those who prefer lobster.

🍚 Rice Pro Tip

Use Leftover or Dried-Out Rice when preparing this dish. This simple technique allows the rice to absorb the rich flavors of the risotto ingredients, resulting in a more flavorful dish.

Precooked langostino tails in a bowl to be used in a lobster risotto recipe.

Essential Kitchen Equipment


☑ Before Getting Started

Ensure you have a Large Skillet With a Flat Bottom on hand. This type of skillet provides ample space for all the ingredients to simmer together, promoting even cooking and maintaining the proper temperature throughout the process.

Step 1 Start by heating a large skillet or frying pan. Add garlic, butter, onions, and sliced mushrooms, cooking them for 2-3 minutes until they become tender and fragrant.

Onions and mushrooms in a frying pan.

Step 2 Next, stir in your choice of lobster or langoustino tails and the rice. Cook this mixture for 1-2 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

Langoustino tails and rice in a frying pan.

Step 3 Then, introduce the heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg, sautéing on low heat for 5-7 minutes until the mixture thickens to preferred texture.

Langoustino risotto in a frying pan.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

For a flavorful touch, top your dish with Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest, or Garlic as additional seasonings.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

For the best experience, Enjoy Freshly Made and Hot. Serving it immediately after cooking ensures that you’ll savor its creamy texture and rich flavors at their peak.

Recipe Variations

For a twist on this risotto base, try my Bacon Risotto with crispy bacon or Seafood Risotto with a mix of seafood in white wine broth. For comfort, choose Chicken Mushroom Risotto with tender chicken and earthy mushrooms. These variations offer unique flavors, perfect for expanding your risotto options!

Pairing Recommendations

To elevate your meal, pair with a crisp green salad dressed in Caesar Dressing or a side of my mother inspired Tomato Basil Mozzarella Bites. For added comfort, serve alongside a bowl of Japanese Corn Soup. These dishes complement the risotto perfectly!

Langostino risotto served simmered in a fry pan ready to be served.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when the risotto is cooked to perfection?

To determine if the risotto is cooked to perfection, the best method is to taste and assess its texture. Ideally, the rice should be tender with a slight firmness to the bite, and the overall consistency should be creamy. Adjust cooking time as needed to achieve the desired texture.

What type of rice is best for making risotto?

While traditional risotto recipes often call for Arborio rice, this Japanese-inspired recipe offers flexibility. You can use cooked white rice, brown rice, or even cauliflower rice for a low-carb option. Each variation will lend a slightly different texture and flavor to the dish.

Can I freeze this risotto for later use?

Yes, you can freeze this risotto for later use. Once cooked, allow it to cool completely, then transfer it into a ziplock bag for long-term storage in the freezer.


Langostino risotto served in a bowl topped with fresh parsley.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, simply transfer the risotto into an airtight container and refrigerate. It will stay fresh for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. For longer-term storage or meal prepping, place the risotto in a ziplock bag and store it in the freezer.

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Langostino risotto served in a bowl topped with fresh parsley being scooped up with a spoon.

Langostino Risotto

Savor a creamy delight with my Langostino Risotto recipe, also known as creamy lobster risotto. This savory dish combines tender langostino tails with creamy rice, creating a luxurious and satisfying meal. Perfect for seafood lovers seeking a comforting and flavorful dinner option.
4.45 from 38 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Worldwide
Keyword: creamy lobster risotto, langostino risotto
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 bowl
Print Recipe
Calories: 468kcal


  • 1 Cup Precooked Langostino Tails frozen
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Onion chopped
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 3 Cups Rice rice of choice
  • 2 Whole Cremini or Bella Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp Shredded Parmesan optional


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients to make langoustino risotto on the countertop.
  • Finely dice onions and set aside.
    Chopped onions.
  • Grate garlic with a grater or mince and set aside.
    Grated garlic.
  • Slice cremini or bella mushrooms and set aside.
    Sliced mushrooms.
  • Loosely chop langostino tails and set aside.
    Chopped langoustino tails.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat then add onion, garlic and mushrooms cook until tender. About 2-3 minutes.
    Onions and mushrooms in a frying pan.
  • Add the langoustine tails to the skillet and stir to combine. Then, stir in the rice and cook until tender, approximately 1-2 minutes.
    Langoustino tails and rice in a frying pan.
  • Stir in heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook 5-7 minutes.
    Langoustino risotto in a frying pan.
  • Top with shredded Parmesan cheese and serve hot!
    Langoustino risotto served in a bowl.


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 857mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1446IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 316mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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