I was looking for some healthy meals online and came across this one of Spanish shrimp and yellow rice. I love Spanish dishes and flavors and you can probably tell from my paella recipe but this is a lot simpler and a great way to incorporate seafood into your diet. You can obviously switch up the shrimp for a piece of fish if you want more protein or are allergic to shell fish. I switched up the original recipe (I will post the link below) a little bit so here is what I did.
4 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
2 TBSP of Olive Oil
1.5 TSP of Smoked Paprika
1/2 TSP of Salt
1 Lbs of Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1/2 Cup of Onion (chopped finely)
1.25 Cups of Spanish Yellow Rice
1/2 TSP of Turmeric
2.5 Cups of Water
1/2 Cup of Frozen Peas
1 TBSP of Fresh Parsley
First we are going to marinate the shrimp. Add half the olive oil, paprika and half the salt to a bowl and toss your shrimp in the mixture. Set aside in the fridge to marinate! The longer the better!
On medium heat add the remaining olive oil to your pan and once hot throw in your onions and saute until soft (about 3-4 minutes). Then throw in your garlic and continue to saute for 2 minutes till they soften.
Next add in your uncooked rice along with remaining salt and turmeric. Mix before adding in the water, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for four minutes before removing from the heat and adding in the peas.
Warm up another skillet on medium heat and throw in your shrimp. Cook and flip until shrimp are cooked through (opaque) or pink. Remove from heat when ready and top the rice on a plate. Add parsley as garnish.
Original Recipe -> http://www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,10000001998494,00.html
I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as I do. If you have any comments please leave them below and I'll be happy to answer them as soon as I can! Happy cooking!!!