Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Two Skillet Shrimp and Rice Supper

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is another skillet supper that I hope will make the transition from summer to fall meals a bit easier for you. The dish was inspired by a recipe I found in the Hunt's Signature Recipe Collection, that you can view here. I've made some changes to their version and those changes  are reflected in the recipe that appears below.  In order to cut the preparation time for this dish, I use two skillets and simultaneously cook the rice and shrimp, rather than staging their preparation in one shared skillet. I've also replaced the liquid in the Hunt's recipe with a Bloody Mary mix that adds wonderful flavor without the addition of myriad herbs or spices. If you decide to use my version of the recipe, it is important to keep an eye on the rice and add water or stock if it begins to dry before it is fully cooked. I think those of you who try this recipe will be generally pleased with the results. It lacks the finesse that most of us prefer for a company dinner but it makes a great family supper when served with a crisp salad and a good peasant bread.  The dish is easy to make and it can be on the table in about 30 minutes. Here is how it's made.

Two Skillet Shrimp and Peas...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Hunt's Signature Recipes

2 tablespoons canola or corn oil, divided use
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
1 can (14.5 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 cups Bloody Mary mix or V-8 style tomato juice
2 teaspoons powdered chicken bouillon or 2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 pound shrimp, thawed if frozen, peeled, deveined
1/2 cup frozen green peas

1) Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add rice and cook, stirring frequently, until rice is lightly browned, about 3 minutes.  Add stewed tomatoes, tomato juice and bouillon to skillet, stirring to combine.
2) Bring contents of skillet to a boil. Cover pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
3) Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, just until shrimp turn pink, about 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
4) When rice is tender, stir in shrimp and peas. Heat 3 minutes more or until shrimp and peas are heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

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Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Oh Mary, this sounds like a wonderful dish. Pinning it!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Anything with V=8 and rice in it just HAS to be good!

Chiara said...

I can't wait to try, i love shrimps ! have a great day Mary, blessings...

Rumana Rawat said...

I love those prawn on top so yummy...

decocinasytacones said...

This is good, really good. I don´t know if it´s because I´m spanish and we love paella...but shrimps and rice are really a great combo.
Love and have a great Wed.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

This would make me happy any night of the week. Love the extra boost of flavor from the Bloody Mary mix. A great time saving measure.

Kim said...

The bloody mary mix is a great idea to flavor this shrimp dish. Looks really good!

Nammi said...

I cook rice everyday, so this goes into my must try recipes :). Have a nice day

Unknown said...

I like the use of the bloody mary mix .. it definitely gives this dish lots of yummy flavors!!

We Are Not Martha said...

I'm always up for a new shrimp dish... and I LOVE that this one has V-8 in it!!


From the Kitchen said...

Anything with Bloody Mary mix and rice just has to be good. Sorry, Ginny! Just couldn't resist. We are always looking for new ways with shrimp and this sounds quite tasty. It looks cheerful as well.


Cindy said...

I love to have some 30 minute meals in my file--some days just require a quick dish. This looks delicious. Can't wait to try it. Have a great day Mary.

Big Dude said...

Looks very good Mary and I like your changes - especially the Bloody Mary mix which we like to drink straight from the bottle.

KimH said...

Cant wait to try this!! Looks right up my alley! Thanks so much for sharing the best recipes on the web! Blessings!

David said...

Mary, This looks like a great tasting...and best easy meal to put on the table! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Tanna said...

Oooh, love the idea of using a spicy bloody Mary mix! I'm lovin' the simple. blessings ~ tanna

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