Friday, March 26, 2010

{shrimp over coconut rice}

I spotted this in Rachael Ray's April magazine (original recipe here) and decided to make it for dinner last night. It was quick, easy and delish! I could go a little spicier - maybe 2 Tbsp of green curry paste - but this was the perfect level of spice for the kids. I think I will add more lime next time.

So, here's what you need:

long grain rice (1.5 c)
frozen, already cooked shrimp - about 3/4 lb - tails off
a handful or two of fresh green beans - ends off
10 oz frozen peas
1 Tbsp green curry paste
13.5 oz can of coconut milk
1 lime

Bring 2 1/3 c water and 2/3 c coconut milk and salt to a boil, add rice and simmer (covered) until the liquid is absorbed - about 20-25 minutes.

Put the rest of the coconut milk and Tbsp of curry paste in a saute type pan and whisk until combined.

Add the green beans and cook about 3 minutes.

Add the peas and shrimp, squeeze in juice from 1/2 the lime, and cook another 3-4 minutes (I really needed a bigger pan but it worked).

I garnished with some lime wedges - it was really good with a little extra lime juice squeezed on it.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!



  1. Oh!
    Do you KNOW how much my hub would LOVE this!
    He LOVES curry!
    And well...Shrimp...Oh yeah!
    Looks great!
    I know your family loved it!
    Happy Weekend!

  2. Oh good! If you make I hope you love it! Add more curry if y'all like it spicy - it was pretty mild. Have a great weekend! xo

  3. Looks delicious!! I really like shrimp!
    Have a good weekend.

  4. Oh I must try this - looks so good! Shrimp is my favorite.

  5. looks yuuuuummmy!! did you children eat it?! if so, that is terrific!!! i want to try this:)

  6. looks awesome! we love curry and coconut rice! Now I'm craving some

  7. Thanks, i SO have to try this one! YUMMO!

  8. That sounds so yummy! I'm starring it so I can put it on a future meal plan.

  9. mrs.a - the younger two looooooved it. But they love shrimp and we eat a lot of Thai/Chinese/Japanese so they are used to the flavors. My oldest I might have mentioned is a vegetarian... usually I can just not put the shrimp or chicken on her plate and she'll eat the rest but this time she wouldn't touch the sauce b/c it had touched shrimp. So I had to rinse off her rice & vegetables in a collander and then she ate it!

  10. This looks great! put 1-1/3 C water and the recipe says 2-1/3C..just want to make sure people's rice comes out okay;)

  11. sweetsy - Oops! Thank you so much for catching that!! I am going to go back and change it right now :)