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One Pot Shrimp and Saffron Rice

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Description

Easy to make, one pot shrimp with fragrant saffron rice.

Nutrition

Calories (per serving)455
Total Fat10 g15%
Saturated Fat1 g7%
Monounsaturated Fat4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat2 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol166 mg55%
Sodium896 mg37%
Potassium333 mg10%
Total Carbohydrate61 g20%
Dietary Fiber5 g19%
Sugars6 g
Protein27 g55%

Ingredients

2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 chopped onion
1 chopped carrot
1 chopped red pepper
2 minced garlic cloves
1 lb deveined, peeled shrimp
1/2 tsp paprika
1/3 tsp saffron threads
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup vegetable broth (low sodium)
1/2 cup water (if needed)
3/4 cup frozen peas
1 1/2 cup brown rice
salt and pepper
2 tbsp chopped, fresh parsley
lemon wedges (garnish)
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Directions

1
In a glass bowl, mix 1 tbsp vegetable oil and 1/2 tsp paprika. Season with salt, pepper and add peeled, deveined shrimp. Let it marinate for at least 20 minutes.
2
In a deep pan over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Sauté onion, carrot and red peppers until onions are soft. Approximately 5 minutes.
3
Add garlic, cook until aromatic. Approximately 30 seconds.
4
Add marinated shrimp and cook each side for 30 seconds or until pink.
5
Add tomato paste, saffron, rice and broth.
6
Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. With the lid on, cook for 15 minutes - adding water if needed.
7
When rice is cooked through, stir in peas and parsley. Cook for a minute longer or until peas are warm.
8
Serve with lemon wedges.