Monday, March 31, 2014

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Creamy Rice: 21 Day Fix Approved

I hope you don't mind all these posts with 21 Day Fix Approved Foods...because that's what so many people are interested in these days! Either way, they're healthy recipes and that's what this blog was always about anyway. Today, like usual, I was searching around for a recipe that I could try for dinner. Shrimp and Grits came up and I was hooked. The first version I found was prettyyyy fatty and Grits aren't on the approved list of 21 Day Fix Foods, so I took some of the ingredients and lightened them up. Hope you like it!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Cheesy Rice

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Brown Rice (I use 1-minute Brown Rice)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Butter 
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Shrimp, Deveined, Peeled and Uncooked
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, Chopped

Directions:
  • Follow cooking instructions on back of rice and cook. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Once the rice is cooked, stir in cheese and butter.
  • In another pan, heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add the shrimp, garlic and cayenne pepper. Cook for 4 minutes, or until shrimp are pink. 
  • Remove from stove top and stir in the juice from 1/2 of the lemon, 2 Tbsp water and parsley.
  • Portion out the rice (using your YELLOW container) and then portion out the shrimp (using the RED container).
  • Enjoy :)


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