Basque-Style Shrimp with Lemon Basil Brown Rice

Mahatma and Carolina Rice
Basque-Style Shrimp with Lemon Basil Brown Rice RecipesRecipe
Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients

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2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
salt, if desired
1 cup Mahatma® or Carolina® Whole Grain Brown Rice
2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon, zest
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons shallots, minced
8 ounces baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons capers, drained
1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
4 sprigs fresh basil
4 lemon wedges

Preparation

Bring water, lemon juice, and salt (if desired) to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in brown rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. Stir in chopped basil and lemon zest.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; sauté until pink, about 4-5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to plate; cover to keep warm.

To the same skillet, add remaining olive oil, pine nuts, garlic, and shallots. Cook until browned and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and tomatoes; continue cooking until tomatoes begin to burst with juices, about 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in capers, paprika, salt, and cooked shrimp. Place an equal amount of lemon basil brown rice in four shallow bowls and top each with shrimp mixture. Garnish with basil sprigs and lemon wedges.

Created date

March 2010