Shrimp with cilantro rice

Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

This dish may be low in salt (sodium) but it’s rich in flavor! Naturally salt-free onion, garlic and cilantro provide great taste and some good nutrition too!


2 cups water
1 cup dry brown rice
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, divided
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided
2 tablespoons safflower oil
3 tablespoons green onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and rice. Stir. Heat over high heat until mixture boils, then turn down to low heat, cover and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes (until all liquid is absorbed). Add about half of the cilantro (¼ cup) and half of the lime juice (1/8 cup). Stir. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add green onions and cook for about 3 minutes or until onions begin to soften. Stir in garlic, green pepper and black pepper. Cook for 1 more minute. (You should be able to smell the garlic!)
  3. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Stir. Cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in remaining cilantro and lime juice.
  4. Fluff rice with a fork. Serve 1/2 cup rice topped with 3/4 cup shrimp mixture. Enjoy!

Makes 4 servings

Recipe contains: shellfish

Carb choices per serving: 2 1/2

*Option not included in nutrition facts.

First Published: 11/20/2017
Last Reviewed: 11/20/2017

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Add some red bell peppers to this recipe to add color and flavor!*
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