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Garlic Shrimp and Rice Recipe

Garlic Shrimp and Rice Recipe

My son's favorite food is shrimp, so I'm always looking for quick and simple ways to make it. In this recipe, sometimes I use garlic salt instead of minced garlic cloves and salt. —Julie Trani, Chesapeake, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach

Directions

  • 1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the shrimp, garlic and salt in butter and oil for 1 minute. Add spinach. Cover and cook until shrimp turn pink and spinach is wilted. Stir in rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 290 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 149mg cholesterol, 687mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (trace sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 fat

Reviews for Garlic Shrimp and Rice

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"I've made this recipe many times, exactly as written, for my family. They LOVE it! It's fast, easy and delicious. Sometimes (when I'm feeling spicy) I add red pepper flakes ... it adds a bit of heat. Thanks for the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"Loved it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"Next time I'd add water chestnuts, carrots,etc. I doubled the recipe and didn't have leftovers"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"I am in Japan so I had to make a few modifications such as using white rice and I cut the recipe in half as well. I am not the biggest fish fan but I have a lot of shrimp and this was a great way to use it while enjoying eating it! I can see why it is one of your son's favorite foods! :)"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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