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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Green Rice:
Garlic Shrimp:

Directions

Rice:
  • 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.

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts

494 calories; fat 23g; cholesterol 155mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 42g; insoluble fiber 2g; protein 29g; sodium 608mg.
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