Friday, July 15, 2011

Spanish-Style Garlic Shrimp and Rice

This was very good--considering I didn't have the white wine to add to the sauce. I added extra lemon juice instead. It turned out very nice, but would have been better with the wine.

What's Needed:
Coarse salt
1 pound small shrimp, deveined and peeled, tails removed (I used pre-cooked frozen shrimp. All I had to do was defrost and remove the tails).
2 tsp. lemon zest plus the juice of 1/4 lemon
1/4 C. extra-virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 C. Dry white wine
1 T. parsley
1 small white onion, chopped
1.5 C. white rice
2 C. chicken stock
(Optional: 1/2 C. jumbo green Spanish olives, coarsely chopped)

1. Place a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add 2 T. of olive oil and the onions. Cook for 2 minutes.

2. Add the rice and lightly toast, 2 minutes.

3. Add the chicken stock and cover the rice with a lid to bring the stock to a boil. When it boils, reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for 17 minutes, or until tender.

4. Heat a large nonstick skiller over medium heat. Season shrim with lemon zest, lemon, and salt.

5. Add Olive oil to the hot pan and add the shrimp. Cook for a minute, then add tomatoes and parsley. Cook for another minute until shrim are firm and pink.

6. Add the white wine. Stir in the olives (if using) and remove from heat.

Serve shrimp over rice.

PointsPlus: 8 (1/4 of the shrimp and vegetables, and 1/2 C. of rice)
Husband's Grade: A

Inspired by: Rachel Ray 365: No Repeats

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