Thursday, March 22, 2012

Shrimp with Coconut Rice Recipe



1/4 cup frozen sofrito thawed
1 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
zest of 1 lemon
peel for garnish
1 cup instant rice
1 lb large peeled/deveined shrimp (thawed)
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup light coconut milk
sesame seeds toasted
Suggestions for sides dish: Steamed broccoli
Combine water and oil in medium saucepan; bring to a boil for rice.Stir lemon zest and rice into boiling water. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 5 minutes or more.
Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place 1/4 cup sofrito in pan (chill remaining sofrito for another use), then stir in shrimp. Cook and stir 4 minutes or just until shrimp begin to turn pink.
Stir in wine, coconut milk, and cilantro. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Use a fork to fluff the rice. Serve shrimp over rice, garnish with broccoli and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
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