Saffron Brown Rice With Shrimp and Chorizo

Saffron Brown Rice With Shrimp and Chorizo image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Saffron Brown Rice With Shrimp and Chorizo image

Parboiled brown rice can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, so it's easy to make on a busy weeknight. A generous pinch of orange saffron threads is all you need for added richness in both taste and colour.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2013

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup whole grain 20-minute brown rice (such as Uncle Ben
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 2 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 3/4 cups sliced chorizo sausages
  • 1 pkg jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • pinch each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped

Method

In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring often, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in rice and saffron. Add broth and bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender and no liquid remains, about 20 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes; fluff with fork.

Meanwhile, in skillet, cook chorizo over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp, garlic, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in peas; cook until shrimp are pink, about 2 minutes. Stir in rice mixture; sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 983 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 35 g
  • Calories 532.0
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Potassium 611 mg
  • Cholesterol 166 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 49 g

%RDI

  • Iron 29.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 16.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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