Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quick Shrimp & Rice Dinner

Last week I was running SUPER late getting home from a meeting. When I got home, The Hubs & I were both starving, but didn't want to go out to eat (again). So I opened up the refrigerator & pantry, quickly browsed some recipes and threw this together.

It turned out delicious!


* 4 slices bacon, chopped
* 1/2 a medium onion, diced
* 1 tsp paprika
* salt & pepper
* 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
* 1 lb. shrimp, peeled
* 2 small zucchini, quartered & sliced
* 1.5 cups cooked rice
* small handful chopped fresh parsley


1. Prepare your favorite rice according to packaged directions.

2. In a large skillet, cook chopped bacon until crisp. Drain excess fat and add onion. Saute until soft, 3-5 minutes.

3. Stir in paprika. Season with salt & pepper.

4. Add tomatoes (with juice) and shrimp. Stir well.

5. Toss in the zucchini and let it all simmer until shrimp is cooked and zucchini is crisp-tender, 7 -10 minutes.

6. Stir in the rice & parsley and serve!

My Tid-Bits:

* This dinner was pretty quick to make. Maybe 30 minutes total. If you need to make dinner even quicker, chop up all of the ingredients ahead of time.

* There are several brands of diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings. I used Del Monte with Garlic, Basil & Oregano with no salt added. They were perfect!

* Tonight we're going on our 3rd night in a row at the Rodeo. Needless to say, not many dinners made here this week. At least we're having fun seeing KISS, Miranda Lambert & The Zach Brown Band!

1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious and has two of my favorite ingredients -- shrimp & zucchini!!