Chipotle Shrimp and Rice

Chipotle Shrimp

Chipotle Shrimp

Last night we splurged and went to our favorite Mexican restaurant. Boy, was it worth the splurge! Tonight, we decided to keep it light. I found this recipe in Cooking Light magazine (one of my favorite reads). Looking in the frig, I had bagged salad that had to be eaten, so instead of rice, we made a salad out of this recipe.

I topped the bagged salad with grape tomato, sliced green onion, and chopped avocado. Combining light Ranch salad dressing with fresh lime juice and salsa, we really loved this light, healthy meal.

Recipes serves 4

1 ea – 3 1/2 oz boil in bag long grain rice

2 1/2 tbs butter divided

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp minced garlic

1/4 chipotle chile powder

36 large shrimp peeled and deveined

2 tbs dry vermouth

1 tbs fresh lime juice

1/4 tsp sugar

2 tbs chopped cilantro

  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Melt 1 1/2 tbs butter in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add salt, chile powder, and shrimp to pan, saute 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in vermouth, lime juice and sugar. Cook until shrimp are done. Do not over-cook or they will become rubbery. Take off heat before you think they are done. Shrimp will continue to cook after you remove them from the heat.
  4. Add remaining butter and cilantro. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Information

300 calories

9.3 g fat

25.4 g protein

24.3 g carbohydrates

.5 g fiber

317 mg sodium

Weight Watchers Points 7

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