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Balsamic Shrimp and Strawberries over Brown Rice June 8, 2010

Balsamic Shrimp and Strawberries over Brown Rice

Jamie says:  To me, strawberries are a breakfast, lunch, or snack food- not a dinner food.  So when I found a Strawberry Scampi recipe in the Publix Greenwise magazine, I was intrigued.  Strawberries, shrimp, and brown rice?  The picture looked good.  The ingredients sounded interesting.  I was sold.  Here’s my version.

Balsamic Shrimp and Strawberries over Brown Rice

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Minute Brown Rice
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1 lb large shrimp (deveined)
  • 1 container (16 oz) strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Publix canola oil
  • 1/4 cup Alma’s Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Smart Balance Buttery Spread made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

  1. Bring water in a pot to a boil.  Add rice, reduce heat to low, add a lid to the pot, and cook for 5 minutes.  Set aside and let cool an additional 5 minutes.
  2. Wash strawberries, cut tops off, and quarter.
  3. In a large bowl, mix oil, vinegar, juice of 1/2 lemon, and pepper.  Add strawberries and mix.
  4. Rinse and dry shrimp with a paper towel.  Mince garlic.  In a large pan, melt butter over medium heat add shrimp and garlic.  Cook for about 4 minutes or until pink, stirring frequently.  Stir in parsley, salt, and any additional lemon juice.
  5. Serve shrimp over the rice.  Spoon strawberries and sauce over shrimp. 
  6. Enjoy!  (serves: 4)
  • Nutrition note:  Choose brown rice over white rice to reap the benefits of whole grains.  Whole grains offer additional phytonutrients.
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2 Responses to “Balsamic Shrimp and Strawberries over Brown Rice”

  1. the girl james Says:

    what did it taste like? i’m with you on the whole “weird combo of flavors thing”

    see you at lunch :]

    • J & K Says:

      Hi James! It was quite interesting- balsamic and fruit goes pretty well together… ever had balsamic on peaches? Quite tasty. So balsamic on strawberries works quite well. The rice is kinda plain, so no competition there. And the shrimp make it a meal! K and I should have another “wierd combo of flavors” coming up soon! 🙂 Good seeing you for unch today!


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