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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sweet Chili Shrimp with Sesame Soy Rice

I was flipping through an old cookbook (the one my parents gave me when I moved into my first apartment in college) and I came across a recipe for rice that sounded good. I make it a point to go through old books every so often because you never know what you will rediscover. I decided to combine it with a little shrimp that I cooked in sweet chili sauce. So tasty and so simple, I am loving this living out of my fridge/pantry week.

Sweet Chili Shrimp

Shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
Kosher salt
Pinch red pepper flakes
Canola oil
Green onions for garnish (optional)

Toss shrimp in the chili sauce, salt, and red pepper flakes. Heat oil in a medium skillet. Cook shrimp until pink and cooked through

Sesame Soy Rice
(From The Good Housekeeping Step-by-Step Cookbook)

1 cup long-grain rice
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
3/4 cup water
2 scallions, chopped
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sace
1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

In a 2-quart saucepan rice, chicken or vegetable stock, and water to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 18-20 minutes until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

Stir in green onions, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Serve immediately.

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10 comments:

recipes2share said...

I could eat this right now - isn't it funny how a craving can instantly develop when you see food you love!!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That does looks delicious Esi!

Erica said...

Esi- Great simple recipe! I am loving it. And what is better than shrimp and rice? Did you have a good day?

ttfn300 said...

ooh, i'm trying to eat more shrimp (not a huge fan... it's a texture thing), but this looks great!

Meg said...

I love shrimp with sweet chili sauce and the rice sounds like it pairs with the shrimp perfectly. I will be bookmarking this!

CECIL said...

Looks so delicious!! I love sesame oil!

Andie Summerkiss said...

I never cook rice with stock. That sounds like a great idea. I always cook rice the old fashion way. :D

Thanks for dropping by

Tom Aarons said...

Hi there Esi. This looks so tasty and simple to make. I love the combination of soy and sesame. Thanks for sharing it! :)

Prudy said...

Oh, that jam and now this shrimp and rice. It sounds absolutely delicious and so easy also.

Debinhawaii said...

While i was gazing at your Mac & Cheese post, I saw this one and it looks fabulous too. Your photos make me hungry!