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Caribbean Rice and Beans with Shrimp

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 404
Protein 30g
Fat 8g
Carbs 49g
Total Time 35 minutes

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Caribbean Rice and Beans Recipe

Ingredients

Caribbean Rice and Beans with Shrimp
Ingredients for 6 servings

  • spray avocado oil
  • 1 1/2lb raw jumbo shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning (OR spicy rub seasoning with low sodium)
  • Rice
    • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
    • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
    • 3/4 cups diced white onion
    • 1 1/2 cups uncooked jasmine rice
    • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock (or veggie stock if doing a vegan version)
    • 1 1/2 cups lite coconut milk
    • 1 can (13.5oz) low sodium red kidney beans, drained
    • 2 bay leaves
    • pinch of sea salt
  • Garnish
    • mango salsa (mango, red bell pepper, cilantro, lime, sea salt & pepper to taste)
    • fresh cilantro
Steps
  1. Set a skillet on medium-high heat, and once hot, add the shrimp.  As it sears and cooks in the skillet, sprinkle in blackened seasoning.  Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until the edges are seared and the shrimp is cooked through.  Then remove the shrimp from the skillet.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium, then add oil, onions and garlic.  Saute for 3 to 5 minutes until the onions turn brown and translucent.
  3. Add the rice and mix to ensure every grain has been covered in oil and onion.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock, coconut milk and red beans.  Add pinches of sea salt & pepper, then stir and bring to a light simmer.  Add the bay leaves, then cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Lower the heat to low, remove the bay leaves and fold in the cooked shrimp.
  6. Garnish and enjoy!Caribbean Rice and Beans Recipe

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Calories
404
Protein
30g
Fat
8g
Carbs
49g
Sodium
Fiber
9g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.