Garlic Shrimp with Green Rice

Adding a container of prepared pesto turns the rice green. It's a speedy way to provide plenty of fresh basil flavor to this 30-minute recipe.

Garlic Shrimp with Green Rice
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Cook 20 mins

Ingredients

Green Rice:
  • 3 1/3 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 1 sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 7 ounce container (7 ounces) prepared pesto (3/4 cup)
Garlic Shrimp:
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 pounds small shrimp (1-1/2 pounds with shells)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Make It

Rice:

1. In saucepan, bring water, salt and pepper to a boil. Add rice. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 15 minutes. Sprinkle red pepper over rice. Cover; cook 5 minutes. Reserve 2 tablespoons pesto for shrimp. Stir remainder into rice; keep warm.

Shrimp:

2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 3 minutes. In bowl, mix shrimp, salt, pepper, reserved pesto.

3. Increase heat to medium-high. Add shrimp; saute 4 to 6 minutes.

4. Transfer rice to platter. Top with Garlic Shrimp and liquid from skillet. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 494, Fat, total (g): 23, chol. (mg): 155, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 42, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 29, sodium (mg): 608, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.