Healthy Shrimp Jambalaya
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- 1 lb shrimp, frozen, cooked (31/40 ct.)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika, smoked or sweet
- 1⁄4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes (or more if you like the heat)
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1 1⁄2 cups tomato juice
- 1 1⁄2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1 cup green pepper, chopped
- 1⁄2 lemon
- 2 green onions, sliced
- Thaw shrimp according to package instructions; reserve in refrigerator until ready to use.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika and hot pepper flakes. Cook until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in rice until grains are shiny and coated. Pour in tomato juice, broth and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to medium and simmer 15 minutes.
- Increase heat to medium and stir in corn and green pepper. Cover again and cook 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in shrimp and cook,, covered, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
- Let stand 5 minutesbefore serving. Squeeze lemon juice from lemon over rice and garnish with green onions.
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Quick and easy jambalaya that has lots of flavor. I had to make a few changes based on the ingredients I had on hand. I used raw shrimp, so I needed to cook it a bit longer after adding the shrimp to make sure they got done. Also, I used V-8 juice instead of the tomato juice, and I cooked the onion with garlic-infused olive oil. I chose to use the smoked paprika option for added flavor and I'm glad that I did. This dish was delicious! Thank you for sharing. **Made for Susie's World Tour 2018**
Lovely, simple dish, I didn't have tomato juice, but did have a bottle of Bloody Mary mix so used that and wow, just gave it that little extra kick of flavor, I also didn't have corn so used red beans and after reading others review I did add some smoked chopped ham, and topped with a dollop of sour cream. A nice way to prepare shrimp that was full of flavor