Curried Shrimp with Coconut Rice

  • Yield 4 servings

The coconut flavored rice in this dish is easy to make using canned coconut milk.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Jasmine or white rice, dry
1 can (14 ounce) lite coconut milk, divided
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 large red pepper, sliced into thin strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 tablespoon curry powder, divided
1 -- (10 ounce) bag prewashed baby spinach (about 6 packed cups)
1 pound 16-20 count shrimp, shelled and deveined
-- Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the rice as directed, using ¾ cup of the coconut milk in place of ¾ cup of water. Set aside.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper, and 2 teaspoons of the curry powder, and cook until the vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until it wilts, about 3 minutes. Remove vegetables from pan.
  3. Return the skillet to the stove and heat the remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, along with the remaining 1 teaspoon of curry powder, and cook about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Return the vegetables to the pan. Add the remaining 1 cup of coconut milk, combine, and heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve over the coconut rice.

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