Garlic butter makes everything better. It’s a known fact.
Well, you know. Savory dishes. Like pizza, and pasta.
Of course shrimp.
I made this delicious lunch yesterday and it was so wonderful that I had to share. It was the first time I had ever made this recipe.
Ask any food blogger and they will probably say that the first time isn’t always a charm when it comes to new recipes.
But I’m glad it was the case here. Garlic butter and shrimp are like a married couple. They just go together. And quiona makes rice taste better and kicks up the protein a notch. Then some super fresh garden peas gives it a bright and beautiful punch of color and texture.
All together, these foods just made an awesome combo.
Most of you know what quiona looks like when it’s done, but for anyone who isn’t sure, here it is. The edges of the quiona will become white and start to peel off a bit.
Quiona, rice and peas are re-day! The texture should be more on the dry side so it absorbs the soy sauce and garlic butter better. Butter better. Haha.
Garlic Butter Shrimp with Quiona, Brown Rice & Garden Fresh Peas
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
- 1/2 cup-3/4 cup medium cooked frozen shrimp
- 3-4 Tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup quiona
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- handful of fresh peas (frozen works too!)
- low sodium soy sauce, to taste
- Melt butter in a small skillet. Add garlic just before butter has completely melted. Cook 1 minute.
- Add shrimp. Saute for a few minutes.
- Next, cook the quiona according to the package directions. (About 1 cup water with the 1/4 cup of quiona, simmered for 15 minutes.)
- When the quiona is completely cooked, add the rice and peas, along with a 1/2 cup of water. Cook for about 5 minutes, or till heated through and peas turn bright green. The texture should be dry, not wet.
- Plate up! Spoon rice mixture onto plate and toss lightly with your desired amount of soy sauce. Spoon shrimp and garlic butter over rice.
- Serve & eat!
It cost me $2.69 to make this entree for lunch yesterday. And it made a lot! I had 2 helpings, with some leftover. Definitely getting your money’s worth here, and lots of protein to boot!