Fresh shrimp in a spicy tomato sauce is a classic New Orleans dish.
Brown rice takes about 45 minutes to cook. There are several brands of quick-cooking brown rice available. Their cooking time ranges from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. I find the 30-minute rice has more flavor, but any quick-cooking rice will work for this dinner. It also works well with microwaveable brown rice.
• Buy peeled shrimp.
• Any hot pepper sauce can be used. If you like it hot, add more to the recipe.
• Make rice.
• Make Shrimp dish.
Here’s what you will need:
To buy: 1 medium green pepper, 2 medium tomatoes, 3/4 pound medium shrimp, tomato paste
Staples: quick-cooking brown rice, canola oil, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, salt and black peppercorns.
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup onion, sliced
1 cup green pepper, sliced
2 medium cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups diced tomatoes
1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoon water
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3/4 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
HEAT oil in medium-size nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, green pepper and garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and saute another 5 minutes. Mix tomato paste with water and add to skillet along with Worcestershire and hot pepper sauce. Cook 1 minute. Add shrimp and saute two to three minutes. To serve, spoon shrimp and sauce over rice.
Per serving: 277 calories, 81 calories from fat, 9 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 261 mg cholesterol, 385 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 11 g sugars, 31 g protein.
Yield: 2 servings.
Quick Brown Rice
1/2 cup quick-cooking brown rice
2 teaspoons canola oil
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
FILL a large saucepan three-quarters full of water, bring to a boil and add the rice. Gently boil the rice according to package instructions. Test a few grains to see if they are cooked through, but still firm. Strain into a colander, leaving a little water on the rice. Add canola oil and salt and pepper to taste.
Per serving: 210 calories, 54 calories from fat, 6 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 g sugars, 5 g protein.
Yield: 2 servings.