Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Shrimp and Rice is Oh So Nice!

Shrimp and Rice is a great Lenten meal.  The key is to make a broth with the shrimp shells, this gives it a great flavor. 

  • Start with easy peel shrimp.
  • Clean shrimp- put shells in a pot and shrimp in a bowl.
  • Put bowl in fridge.
  • Add @ 4.5 C water and a bay leaf in the pot of shrimp shells and boil shells for @30 minutes to make a broth.
  • Strain broth into a large glass measuring cup and discarded cooked shells.

  • Finely Chop 1 onion, 3 celery stalks, 3 cloves of garlic, and saute in pot till tender. 
  • Add 1/4 c white wine.

  • Add 4 c of shrimp broth (supplement with water or vegetable broth if there isn't enough,) 1/2 c tomato sauce and add 2 c rice.  Cover pot with a lid.  Bring to a boil.
  • Cook rice for 10 minutes. Stir so it won’t stick and simmer so it won’t spill over.

  •  Add cleaned shrimp and 1/4 c chopped parsley to pot and stir. (I forgot to add parsley but it adds great color and flavor.) Replace lid. Simmer another 10 minutes.
  • Add lemon to taste (a very Greek thing to do.)
  • Serve!


MKGL said...

Hi Presbytera Vassi, this is Mary Kay Gaspar Laurent from Cincinnati, OH! How are you? Just made the Shrimp & rice, really awesome. I added Kale and asparagus some spices, yummy!

Kalo Pashca!

Vassi said...

Awesome! Thanks MKGL, It's been a while. Glad you liked the recipe, and the kale sounds interesting enough to try it next time. Personally not a fan of asparagus though. :) Keep the Strength! kalo Pascha