Mango Rice Salad with Grilled Shrimp

Mango Rice Salad with Grilled Shrimp Recipe
Randy Mayor
This dish teams sweet mangoes with curry-marinated shrimp and crunchy vegetables. Customize the recipe to suit your preferences--try chicken in place of shrimp, or omit the shrimp and serve the salad cold or at room temperature as a side dish. For added flavor, use basmati or jasmine rice.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and about 1 cup salad)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 342
Caloriesfromfat 11 %
Fat 4.1 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 0.5 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 27.4 g
Carbohydrate 48.9 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Cholesterol 172 mg
Iron 5.3 mg
Sodium 478 mg
Calcium 95 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
4 teaspoons curry powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 36 shrimp)
2 cups water
2/3 cup light coconut milk
1 1/4 cups uncooked long-grain rice
3/4 cup shredded carrot
2 cups diced peeled mango (about 2 mangoes)
1 1/2 cups diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
Cilantro sprigs (optional)

Preparation

Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Bring water and coconut milk to a boil in a medium saucepan; add rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Add carrot and next 7 ingredients (through salt); toss gently to combine.

Prepare grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

Thread 3 shrimp onto each of 12 (6-inch) skewers. Place skewers on grill rack or grill pan coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done. Serve skewers over salad. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Cynthia Nicholson,

Cooking Light

June 2005
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