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Spicy Shrimp & Rice January 28, 2013

Filed under: Main Dishes & Sandwiches — lowfatdiva @ 12:07 pm

Here in the Mitten I woke up to over an inch of ice on top of some very heavy snow, not a good way to start your Monday!  I decided today was going to be a day I stayed close to home and worked in the test kitchen on recipes for February.  But before I ended this month I wanted to share this quick and easy recipe for Spicy Shrimp & Rice.  You can actually make this mild or spicy depending on the Creole season you use and if you use some Rotel tomatoes like I do.  Where ever you are I hope you like this as much as my husband and I do.    Enjoy!!!!  For comments/questions email ramona@lowfatdivablog.com


Spicy Shrimp & Rice

3  teaspoons olive oil

3/4  pound  large  uncooked shrimp, shelled and deveined

3  teaspoons Creole seasoning (such as McCormick)

2  large  green peppers, seeded and chopped

1/2  large onion, chopped

3  stalks  celery, thinly sliced

2  cloves  garlic, finely chopped

1  can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes ( I used Rotel tomatoes as part of my mixture)

4-1/2  cups cooked Basmati rice

Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and season with 1 teaspoon of the Creole seasoning. Saute’ for 2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate.

Add remaining tablespoon oil, the peppers, onion, celery and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Scrape up any browned bits in bottom of skillet. Add tomatoes and remaining 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning. Break up tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.

Stir in shrimp and heat through. Serve with cooked rice.


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