Chicken & Shrimp Perloo With Wild Grain
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
- fresh parsley
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 translucen
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.
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.
Garnish and enjoy with side salad! I made a mixed spinach, arugula and fennel salad with mustard vinaigrette.
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