Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice

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This is a delicious flavor combination of garlicky, buttery shrimp and rice prepared in 20 minutes!

1 cup just-cooked rice
6 Tabs butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
500g extra large shrimp; peeled, deveined
1/4 cup low fat shredded parmesan cheese
3 Tabs skim milk
2 Tabs chopped fresh parsley
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
shredded parmesan cheese for garnish, optional

  • Prepare rice according. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-heat.
  • Add garlic, cook for 3 mins or until lightly browned, stirring very frequently. Do not burn the garlic.
  • Stir in the shrimp, cook 2 minutes or until they turn pink, stirring frequently.
  • Add prepared rice to the skillet and mix until well combined.
  • Add cheese, milk, parsley, salt & pepper; mix & stir for 1-2 mins or until creamy & heated through.
  • Remove from heat. Garnish with parmesan cheese. Serve.

    COMMENTS:  This was so delish! I will be making it again and again and again. I did add asparagus, broccoli and spinach and I also used almond milk.

    I used quinoa instead of rice. It was pretty good!
    I used regular cooked rice and added some lemon juice (3 tbsp) to give it a bit of a zest.

    I tossed in some carrots I had that needed cooking. This dish is wonderful! It’s great as-is, or it can be a canvas for allllll kinds of other things.

    it was kind of bland so we added cream of mushroom and it turned out amazing!

    I used a bag of riced cauliflower in its place. I also make it with less butter and milk. Otherwise it has too much liquid. Even my husband likes it! Have made it several times.

    If using frozen shrimp, just cook until pink.

    1 garlic clove is about 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

    I only used 2 TBLS of butter with a bit of olive oil..just to make it healthier. It would also be great with chicken.

    This was delicious! I used brown rice and added a little extra Parmesan cheese. Definitely a keeper. I did add some Cajun spice to it.

    This was amazing, like a risotto! I had everything on hand, added fresh cilantro and some mozzarella in as well. Might double the next time!

    The shredded parmesan adds some creaminess to the entire dish. Using grated parmesan would change the texture. The parmesan also adds a great amount of flavour.