weeknight gourmet

Curry in a Hurry: Curried Rice with Shrimp

Taste:  ***
Difficulty: Easy
Cleanup: Quick

I had such a positive response to the chicken curry recipe I posted that I thought I’d try another curry dish.  So while Angus noshed on his “turkey pot hold the pie,” Tim and I enjoyed this easy shrimp curry dish.

I managed to find deveined shrimp at the D’Agostino’s so I saved on that step and only had to peel them.  Often, when I cook with shrimp, I will call ahead to the Lobster Place in Chelsea Market (the best fish store around) and request peeled and deveined shrimp.  It’s a nice time saver.

For the long-grain rice, I used basmati.  Unfortunately, I think I overcooked the rice was a touch — I should have used a lower flame on the stove.

Next time, I might add some frozen peas as I add the shrimp for a dash of color.  But, overall this healthy dish was incredibly flavorful and a nice one-pot meal to add to my growing curry repertoire.

Curried Rice with Shrimp
Real Simple

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 6 to 8 minutes.

Add the garlic and curry and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 2 minutes.

Add the rice, 2 1/2 cups water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Season the shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and nestle them in the partially cooked rice. Cover and cook until the shrimp are opaque throughout, 4 to 5 minutes. Fold in the basil and serve.

 

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2 Responses to “Curry in a Hurry: Curried Rice with Shrimp”

  1. Melissa Parks says:

    I think I just found dinner! Doug told me about your blog around the time of the “Bacon Explosion” and I’ve peeked in on occasion since then. Simon is a curry fanatic, so I think this might be perfect for us.

    Great recipes, Jess. And a happy belated birthday to Angus 🙂

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