Well it’s amazing how time flies when you are having fun! The past few months have flown by with wedding planning and family events. Congrats to my little bro for graduating college and my little cousin for her graduation from high school. There has been a ton of family time along with lovely relaxing up at the lake house.
My cooking in the kitchen has been less than creative. I’ve been following other people’s recipe and while everything was been delicious it hasn’t been original. This one itself was tweaked from a recipe online that I found and wrote down. Cannot fine the original recipe so I figured I’d give it to all of you. It was quick and easy, perfect for a weeknight dinner
I used raw shrimp but you could use cooked if you prefer which would shorten the cooking time by 4-5 minutes. The recipe is also pretty spicy so feel free to cut back on the red pepper flakes if you don’t like heat.
Coconut Rice with Shrimp Curry (serves 4)
2/3 cup jasmine rice
1 can light coconut milk
1.5 tbsp canola oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped small
3/4 bag of devined, raw shrimp, peel if not already done so
1.75 Tbsp sweet curry
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1 cup frozen or fresh peas
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups hot water
1. In medium sauce pan heat coconut milk and rice, cover and cook over low heat for 12-13 minutes until rice is cooked. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving
2. Meanwhile heat half of oil in a large sauce pan or dutch oven, salt and pepper shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked. Remove shrimp from pan
3. Add rest of oil and chopped onion. Cook for 3 minutes until softened.
4. Add in curry powder and cinnamon. Add in the hot water and peas. Cooked for 5 minutes.
5. Add the shrimp back in and cook for another minute until the sauce is thickened and the shrimp are warm and fully cooked
6. Serve a quarter of the cooked coconut rice with a quarter of the shrimp mixture
Nutrition Facts: 1/4 recipe 335 kcal, 15 grams protein, 13 grams fat , 40 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber
What has been cooking in your kitchen?