Festival shrimp and saffron rice

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
⅓ cup Diced red pepper
¼ cup Sliced green onions including tops
1 Garlic clove; minced
1 teaspoon Butter or margarine
½ pounds Peeled & deveined shrimp (medium size)
½ teaspoon Seafood seasoning blend
1½ cup Cooked rice; cooked with...
1/16 teaspoon Ground saffron or turmeric
1 tablespoon Grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pepper, onions and garlic in butter in medium skillet over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes. Add shrimp and seasoning blend; cook, stirring, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in rice and cheese; cook and stir until thoroughly heated (about 2 to 3 minutes).

Microwave Oven Instructions =========================== Combine pepper, onions, garlic and butter in 1-quart microproof baking dish.

Cover and cook on HIGH (maximum power) 2 minutes. Add shrimp and seasoning blend. Reduce setting to MEDIUM HIGH (70% power); cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Stir in rice and cheese; cover and cook on MEDIUM HIGH 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly heated. Let stand 2 minutes.

Each serving provides: * 265 calories * 24.3 g. protein * 3.7 g. fat * 31⅕ g. carbohydrate * 493 mg. sodium * 175 mg. cholesterol Source: Cooking for Two or a Few Reprinted with permission from The USA Rice Council Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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