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Chicken & Shrimp Perloo With Wild Grain

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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 380
Protein 32g
Fat 8g
Carbs 45g
Total Time 55 minutes

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Shrimp Perloo Recipe

Ingredients

Chicken & Shrimp Wild Grain Perloo
Ingredients for 8 shrimp perloo servings

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 (red) bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium (yellow) onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain wild rice (OR long grain brown rice)
  • 1 can (14.5oz or 411g) no salt added canned diced tomatoes
  • 1lb Rotisserie chicken meat, NO skin and chopped
  • 1lb raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups no salt-added chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish
    • fresh parsley
Steps
  1. Set a large pot on medium heat.   Once hot, add oil, garlic, onion, celery, bell pepper and carrot.  Cook for 6 – 8 minutes, or until the veggies have browned and the onions are semi translucent.
  2. Add smoked paprika, rice and tomatoes.  Stir well, ensuring every grain of rice is covered, and cook until all the liquid from the tomatoes has evaporated, leaving a stickier and thicker consistency, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add chicken and the jumbo shrimp, stir, then add the chicken broth and bay leaves.  Bring to a gentle simmer, reduce the heat, then cover and cook for about 35 – 40 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed.  Add tablespoons of broth or water if needed.
    Chicken & Shrimp Wild Grain Perloo
  4. Garnish and enjoy with side salad! I made a mixed spinach, arugula and fennel salad with mustard vinaigrette.
    Chicken & Shrimp Wild Grain Perloo Chicken & Shrimp Wild Grain Perloo

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Calories
380
Protein
32g
Fat
8g
Carbs
45g
Sodium
960mg
Fiber
5g
Sugar
5g
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.