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Cilantro Shrimp & Rice Recipe
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Cilantro Shrimp & Rice Recipe

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I created this one-dish meal for my picky son. It's become a go-to, even for him! Nibedita Das, Fort Worth, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) ready-to-serve basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 medium zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked large shrimp, tails removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Lime wedges, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 243 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add corn, zucchini, red pepper and pepper flakes; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add shrimp; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Stir in rice, cilantro, lime peel, lime juice and salt. If desired, serve with lime wedges. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cilantro Shrimp & Rice in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p26

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 243 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"This was so delish and easy. Made it tonight and will be making it again. Not a big zucchini fan, so left that out. Next time I might add a green pepper."

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"Very good and very easy to make. Love the pepper flakes and the lime. Thanks for a great recipe."

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"Awesome dish...loved the hint of lime taste to it!"

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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"I decided to try this because I had some leftover cilantro. It was tasty and came together in about 20 minutes, though for the record, it was a busy 20 minutes. My picky eater also enjoyed it."

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Great recipe. This was such an easy dinner for a busy school night!"

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