Shrimps & Rice

We’ve been trying to “branch out” in our home food options, so today, I made some Shrimps & Rice!

Now, I know what you’re thinking.  “Kristina, you’re suck a stickler for grammar!  Why would you say shrimps when you know the plural is shrimp?”  That’s a great question.  To answer, we must go back to my childhood……..

MST3K Night of the Blood Beast

Now, on to the cookery!


Shrimps & Rice

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5-6 large shrimp or 1/2 cup of small shrimps, thawed/fresh
  • 1 cup of rice (I used brown)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of frozen veggies OR fresh (mine was a frozen blend of carrots, peas, corn, and cut green beans)
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 small OR 1/2 large clove garlic, finely minced/crushed
  • salt

METHOD:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the water and rice, sprinkle lightly with salt, and throw in your chopped veggies.  Cook the rice as normal (I microwave 4-6 minutes) and this will thaw/steam your veggies in the process.
  2. Cut your shrimp into bite-sized pieces.  Pre-cooked and de-veined are very easy to work with, but it’s your life, your shrimps!  Do it how you know/feel comfortable.  (Mine were frozen, so I had to thaw them first.)
  3. Shrimps & Rice - in-process
  4. Melt 1 Tbsp of butter.  Finely chop/crush your garlic, if you haven’t, and add to the melted butter.
  5. Combine the shrimp bites and butter and stir.

This is where it gets a little tricky.  If you used fresh shrimp, you’ll want to cook it first, which will means the shrimp will be hot.  I used frozen shrimp, thawed them under running water, so mine were cold and the butter resolidified over them.

In my house, 1 cup brown rise and 1.25 cups water microwaved for 5 minutes gives crunchy rice with leftover water.  *I* threw in my cold/buttery shrimps on top and microwaved for another 2 minutes, until the shrimp was hot all the way through, and this also fixed the problem with the crunchy rice.

Essentially, cook your rice/veggies, cook your shrimp, and combine however necessary at this point.  Now you have buttery garlic vegetables, shrimps, and rice!  Enjoy!


PS – MST3K Night of the Blood Beast is still my favorite of theirs.  Probably because I saw the actual Night of the Blood Beast beforehand.  Ahahahahahaha

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