curried rice with shrimp

i was browsing the Real Simple | Best Recipes: Easy, Delicious Meals cookbook and found the recipes interesting and simple to make. so i picked it up and decided to try one of the recipes tonight.

i made the curried rice with shrimp but i bumped it up a few flavors – more curry powder and garlic, added celery, turmeric and some ground flaxseed. i also substituted white rice for brown rice – since the spices were powerful, you can’t miss the white rice. it was really tasty!


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice
  • 4 cups water
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 6 to 8 minutes.

Add the garlic, spices and cook, stirring until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Add the uncooked rice, water, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes.

Lightly season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Nestle them in the partially cooked rice. Cover and cook until the shrimp are opaque throughout, 4 to 5 minutes.

Fold in the basil and ground flaxseed. Mix thoroughly and serve.

original recipe from Real Simple | Best Recipes: Easy, Delicious Meals cookbook: Curried Rice with Shrimp

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