Spicy Shrimp with Peas and Curried Rice

All you need is this recipe and 35 minutes to get dinner on the table tonight.  Recipe serves 4.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed rep pepper flakes
  • 1 large shallot, sliced (or 1/4 cup sliced yellow onion)
  • 1 10-ounce bag frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

What you’ll do:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.
  • Add the rice, stirring often, for 2 minutes.
  • Add the curry powder, 1 3/4 cups water, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is tender – about 20 minutes.  Once cooked, remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, and cook, tossing frequently until pink, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Transfer the shrimp to a plate and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes.
  • In the same skillet, add 1/2 tablespoon of oil.
  • Add the shallot and peas and cook 2-3 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  • Mix in the mint, lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Serve the rice with the shrimp and peas.

Recipe and image from Real Simple.

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!




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