Recipe | "Cajun Shrimp & Rice" (Sent in by Kirsten Corda)

Serves 4. Each one cup serving contains: 270 Calories; 25 grams Carbohydrate; 8 grams Total Fat, 175 milligrams cholesterol; and, 20 grams Protein. Dinner Tonight recipes and demonstration videos are created especially for busy families who want to eat healthy. They are available at http://healthyliving.tamu.edu. Your challenge tonight is to “buy local” to support jobs and re-introduce kids to the natural resources in our bays. According to U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, if every household spent just $10 on locally produced food, including seafood, $40 million would be put back into the economy.

Ingredients:
  • 2 c. cooked brown rice
  • 1 lb. uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c. celery, chopped
  • 2 t. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 t. minced garlic
  • 6 oz. fresh (or 1 pkg. frozen) snow peas
Directions:

1. Prepare rice according to package directions to result in a 2 cup cooked serving.
2. In a large skillet, sauté onions and celery in oil until almost tender.
3. Add shrimp and Cajun seasoning and stir until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
4. Add peas and cooked rice. Cook 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

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