Healthy Recipe: Citrus-Glazed Shrimp with Cilantro Rice

This was good: easy enough to throw together in the hour I had between getting home from work and guests arriving, but also really tasty and more sophisticated than plain rice or one of those pre-packaged sides.


You know what I’m talking about. Just say no to these (at least when you’re having company).


from Cooking Light


Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr


1 cup long-grain white rice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons butter


1. To prepare rice, cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add cilantro, oil, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and green chiles, stirring to combine.
2. To prepare shrimp, while rice cooks, combine shrimp, garlic, lime rind, 1/4 teaspoon salt, chile powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl, tossing to coat shrimp.
3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in lime juice and butter; cook 1 minute, tossing to coat. Remove from pan. Serve shrimp with rice.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup rice and 6 shrimp)

Nutritional Information: 344 Calories, 10.9 grams Fat, 40.7 grams Carbohydrates, 19.2 grams Protein


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