It is essential to have a quick, super yummy, stress free and healthy dinner recipe up your sleeve for this time of year. I am sure many of you are starting to get that heavy almost dizzy feeling of holiday craziness swirling around in your head by now. Goodness it is almost 2 1/2 weeks until Christmas (yes, I said 2 1/2 weeks!) by golly! Don't panic. It will ALL get done some how or another. And if it doesn't....well, there is always next year. Can you tell how I calm myself down when I start to panic about not being able to fit it all in or complete all those last minute "most make" or "must bake" or "must finish" projects? I reason with myself. That's all there is to it. And then I eat something delicious and all my stress disappears just like that! Magic. Simple and pure magic.
Today I want to share with you a little magical recipe for dinner time (or lunch if you are so inclined). It is simple. It is quick. It is even flexible as far as ingredients are concerned. And yes, it is SUPER good! Shrimp Fried Rice. And, if you really want you could add cooked beef or chicken to the rice instead of shrimp. Or you could just load it up with lots of veggies and call it a Veggie Fried Rice. Go nuts with this recipe. Make it your own variation of fried rice with what you choose to add in to it. No matter what it will be magically d'lish!
Shrimp Fried Rice
(recipe found on my go-to recipe source, Tasty Kitchen - I just LOVE this site!!)
1 cup rice (white or brown)
4-6 Tbsp butter (you choose how crazy you want to get with your butta...I used 4 Tbsp and it was plenty)
1 lb shrimp, washed, shelled and deveined
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 onion, chopped
1/3 cup soy sauce (more or less depending on your taste)
3-4 green onions, chopped
1. Cook rice in 2 cups water until done. Add in butter and toss around a bit so that it melts into rice nicely.
2. Saute chopped onions until soft and translucent. Add to rice along with soy sauce, peas and shrimp. Cook all together for a good 5-7 minutes making sure peas are no longer frozen and shrimp is not over cooked.
3. Just before serving toss in chopped green onions and then sprinkle some on top of dish just for good measure (and to make it pretty).
Happy Shrimp Fried Rice Making!