We all love our Shrimp Scampi! But this week, try a lighter shrimp dish that with a similar savory taste that’s equally satisfying without all that butter. This Lemon Herb Shrimp Stirfry and Brown Rice Pilaf uses olive oil, lots of lemon juice and lemon zest with simple herbs that can be dried or fresh. The lemon gives the dish the real zing and keeps it fresh and light! By the way, wanna know how to get the most juice from your lemon? Make sure it’s at room temperature when you’re ready to use it and and roll it under your palm to break down the cells and release the liquid! Impress your spouse with that little trick next time you’re in the kitchen together.
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This Lemon Herb Shrimp Stirfry and Brown Rice Pilaf is a twist on Shrimp Scampi without the loads of butter - makes for a well-balanced satisfying meal!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Shrimp and Rice, Shrimp Stir fry
Author: Yumna Jawad
1whole yellow oniondiced
1large garlic clove
Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
In a medium pot, heat 1 tbsp olive oil, saute the onions and the red pepper for 1-2 minutes. Add half the parsley and all the brown rice and stir with the onions and red pepper. Add salt to taste and cook the brown rice according to package instructions.
Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, heat the remaining tbsp of olive oil, add the garlic and the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper, remaining parsley and thyme, and sauté until opaque pink and fully cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest and mix well.
Serve the shrimp over the brown rice and sprinkly with parsley, if you desire
Lemon Herb Shrimp Stir-fry and Brown Rice Pilaf
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 364Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Total Carbohydrates 40g13%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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