Cilantro Lime Shrimp on Island Rice

This is a very refreshing dish!  Seafood, to me, is one of the tastes of summer.  Not that I don’t eat it year round (cuz I do), but it just makes me feel like I’m at the beach or something.  Plus seafood is just so much lighter than other meats like steak and chicken.  This dish in particular has a summery taste to it because of the addition of lime juice, citrus, pineapple, etc.  After a long, hot day, where you don’t feel like eating a heavy dinner, this is definitely a winner.  I will say, however, that it is not the most filling meal.  Usually rice does a good job of making me feel full, but I must admit, after this meal I was still a wee bit hungry.  And my husband…he was a little more than a wee bit hungry afterwards.  But it’s certainly delicious!

The recipe posted below is really just for the shrimp. Click this link to view the recipe for Island Rice. I know some people don’t care very much for cilantro while others LOVE it.  Just throw in a little bit  of each ingredient to start off with, and then judge by look and taste to see if it needs more.  This is a really easy way to take some plain ol’ rice and jazz it up a bit!


If you make the Island rice with this particular shrimp recipe like I did, you won’t need to add lime juice to your rice.  Since the shrimp is cooked in lime juice, you can just pour it from the skillet onto your rice.  You don’t want to add lime juice to the rice AND add on the juice from the skillet…that would be some sour rice.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp on Hawaiian Rice

Yields: 3 servings

Cilantro Lime Shrimp on Hawaiian Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 limes, for juice and zest
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 Tbsp chopped cilantro

Directions

  1. Squeeze 4 Tbsp lime juice into a bowl; add shrimp, garlic, cumin, & ginger. Toss to coat.
  2. Grate 2 tsp lime zest; set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a nonstick pan over med heat; add shrimp mixture & cook 4 min or until shrimp are done.
  4. Remove from heat and add zest, salt, pepper, and cilantro.

Notes

WW Points = 3

http://normalcooking.com/2012/08/17/cilantro-lime-shrimp-on-hawaiian-rice/

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2 thoughts on “Cilantro Lime Shrimp on Island Rice

    • Well, I don’t actually have a recipe for it! After you cook whatever amount of rice you want, just add crushed pineapple, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Just start with small amounts, and then taste test to see if it needs more of any ingredient(s) For 1 c of rice, I think I use about a Tbsp each of cilantro and lime juice and about 1 small can of crushed pineapples You could also add some lime zest to give it more of a kick And adding some butter would be good too!

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