Recipe of the Month: Cilantro Shrimp with Lime Over Yellow Rice By: Michelle Atkins

We have been enjoying the Latin flavors lately and wanted to share this one with you. All you need is one large skillet or pot with a lid.

INGREDIENTS:

 

•         1 tablespoon olive oil

•         1/2 onion, chopped

•         4 cloves garlic, crushed

•         1/4 cup cilantro, chopped plus more for garnishing

•         1 1/2 to 2 pounds of shrimp peeled and deveined

•         3 tablespoons lime juice

•         I medium or large package of yellow rice

•         Salt to taste

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.      Heat the oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until the onions start to soften. Make sure to stir so the garlic does not burn.

2.      Add the shrimp and chopped cilantro to the skillet and sauté until the shrimp is pink and no longer translucent–about two minutes on each side. Add two tablespoons of lime juice to the skillet as the shrimp cooks. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside in a bowl as you cook the rice.

3.      Reduce the heat to low and add the rice to the pan. Cook over low heat for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly to coat the rice in the sauté leftovers. Follow the instructions on the rice package for the amount of water and cook time.

4.      Add the last tablespoon of lime juice to the finished rice and stir. Add the shrimp back to the rice and garnish with a little cilantro.

Enjoy!

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