Flavorful Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe
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Flavorful Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

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Shrimp, pepper and a tasty lemon sauce dress up a packaged broccoli rice mix in this speedy main course. “I found the recipe years ago and have served it numerous times, always with success,” notes Lynn Corsaro of Florence, Colorado. “It’s a cinch to double for company, and guests always rave about it.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (6-1/2 ounces) broccoli au gratin rice and vermicelli mix
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 3 green onions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat butter and reduced-sodium broth) equals 321 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 186 mg cholesterol, 907 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch 1 vegetable


  1. Prepare rice mix according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the shrimp, red pepper, onions, garlic and Italian seasoning in butter until shrimp turn pink.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth and lemon juice until smooth; stir into shrimp mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel into prepared rice. Serve with shrimp mixture; sprinkle with remaining lemon peel. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Garlic Shrimp in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p23

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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