Cilantro Lime Shrimp & Rice
An easy one pot dish for Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice that's ready in 30 minutes or less.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 large onion, chopped
1-2 Serrano pepper, deseeded.
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup cilantro, about a small handful, chopped + more for garnish
1 1/2lb Jumbo Raw Shrimp
2 tablespoons lime juice, about 2 limes
2 cups long grain rice
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
salt to taste
Heat the oil in a large skillet or pot over a medium heat. Add the onion, pepper and garlic cook for about 3-4 minutes until the onions start to soften. Make sure to stir so the garlic doesn’t burn.
Add the shrimp and chopped cilantro to the skillet and sauté until the shrimp is pink and no longer translucent - about 2 minutes on each side. Add one tablespoon of lime juice to the skillet as the shrimp cooks. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside in a bowl as you cook the rice.
Reduce the heat to low and add the rice. Cook over a low heat for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly to coat the rice in the sautéed mixture.
Add the broth and remaining 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is done. Add more liquid as needed.
Before serving, add the shrimp back to the skillet, mix into the rice and add any additional cilantro or lime juice you may want.
Recipe via A Saucy Kitchen