Friday, December 31, 2010

Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli

I'm not really one who likes seafood, but my husband loves it. I don't dislike shrimp, but it's not exactly my favorite. This dish sounded wonderful, so I decided to give it a whirl. It was a hit with the grown-ups. Joey's portion ended up on the floor :)

What's Needed:

1 pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp (mine was frozen and pre-cooked. Much easier)
1/3 C. water
1/4 C. soy sauce
2 T. cider vinegar
1 T. cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. cooking oil
2 C. broccoli (I used frozen, chopped broccoli)
1 C. frozen carrots
1 small onion, diced
1 C. brown rice, raw
1/4 C. cashews

1. Put brown rice and two cups water in a pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and let simmer for 40 minutes or so.

2. Thaw shrimp if frozen. Rinse shrimp, pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine water, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, and sugar. Set aside

3. In a 12-inch skillet (or wok if you have one) cook and stir garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat for 15 seconds. Add broccoli, carrot, and onion. Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon and set aside.

4. Stir soy sauce mixture. Add to skillet; cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add shrimp; cook about 3 minutes. Stir in vegetables; heat through. Serve with rice and sprinkle with cashews.

Serves: 4 Serving Size: 1 C. shrimp/veggie mix and 1/2 C. rice

Husband's Grade: B+
PointsPlus: 7

Inspired by: Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

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