In a saute pan, heat the olive oil. When the pan is smoking hot, saute the onions, shallots and garlic for 1 minute. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the rice and saute for 1 minute. Stir in butter and 1/2 cup of the stock at a time until all of the liquid is incorporated, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in the green onions and tomatoes. Season with Essence and bring up to boil, about 10 minutes. Fold in the shrimp and simmer for 2 minutes. Spoon the risotto into a shallow bowl. Garnish with fried spinach leaves, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Essence.
Yield: 4 servings