Flavorful Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

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.”
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 321 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 186mg cholesterol, 907mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

  • 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
  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

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