Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Garlic Shrimp and Cilantro Habanero Rice

I love Gina's Skinny Recipes.  This dish is good.  Really good.  And really simple.  We have made this a few times.   The rice is definitely too spicy for kids.  We used jalepenos in place of the habanero the first time or two we made it, but last time we did use a habanero.   It was extremely hot, too hot for me, but Rob loved it that way.  Also, I don't care for raw scallions, so we leave those out.

Garlic Shrimp
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 3 Calories: 208 • Points: 4.5 pts
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp Spanish olive oil
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • pinch paprika
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley
  • Lime wedges for serving
In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat and add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté until golden, about 2 minutes being careful not to burn. Add shrimp and season with salt and paprika. Cook 2-3 minutes until shrimp is cooked through. Do not overcook or it will become tough and chewy. Add chopped fresh herbs and divide equally in 3 plates.

Scallion Cilantro Rice with Habaneros and Lime
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 Size: 3/4 cup Calories: 192 • Points: 4 pts
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 habanero pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
In a small heavy pot add oil and saute pepper on medium heat. Add rice, water and salt. Boil on high until most of the water evaporates. When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce flame to low and cover about 15 minutes. Shut off stove and keep covered an additional 5 minute.

In a medium bowl, combine chopped scallions, cilantro, lime juice, rice and toss until completely
 mixed. Makes approx 3 cups.

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