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 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.

  • 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

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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