This Indian-inspired shrimp curry dinner is an easy way to change up your typical dinner fare. Pair with coconut rice and a sprinkling of cilantro.
5 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups prechopped onion
1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 1/3 cups hot water
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
1 cup light coconut milk
1 cup uncooked instant rice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
How to Make It
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle shrimp with 1/8 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Add shrimp to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan.
Reduce heat to medium; add remaining 3 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, curry powder, and next 3 ingredients (through red pepper); cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add hot water and peas and carrots; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 4 minutes. Return shrimp to pan; cook 1 minute.
While curry cooks, bring milk to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and rice. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Place about 1/3 cup rice on each of 4 plates; top each serving with about 1 cup shrimp mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 3/4 teaspoon cilantro.
Sustainable Choice: Buy U.S. or Canadian wild-caught or farmed shrimp for the best sustainable option.