Rice Pilaf with Shrimp

Rice Pilaf with Shrimp
Shrimp pilaf or pilau with fresh bright red tomatoes, peas, and carrots.
A hearty dish on its own & mainly tastes thanks to the condensed flavorings of spices and ingredients it contains.

work: 30′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Rice Pilaf with Shrimp

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 500g (1.1 lbs) shrimp
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 150g (5.3 oz) peas
  • 60g (2.1 oz) olive oil
  • 1 large onion, mashed
  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 2 tomatoes, mashed
  • 1 large carrot, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 250g (8.8 oz) long grain rice
  • salt & freshly ground pepper
Begin by boiling the shrimp in 700 grams (1.5 lbs) of water with the bay leaf for 3 minutes from the moment he begins to boil.
Drain the shrimp and keep aside until cool. We keep the water in which boiled. You will need it for the pilaf. When the shrimps are cool, clean them from their shells and set aside.
In a small saucepan, boil in a little water the peas for 2-3 minutes. Drain them and pour cold water. Drain them again and set aside briefly.
In a deep pot, add the olive oil to burn, add the pureed onion and garlic. Sauté until they shine and begin to get light blonde color.
Inside the pan add the crushed tomatoes and spices. Stir and add half the water from the shrimp.
Once the sauce boils add the shredded carrot. Add salt and pepper.
Allow to boil for 6'-7'.
Add the rice, rinsed, and some of the water we kept aside.
Allow the rice to cook. Stir occasionally, and when it is almost ready, control the amount of water, to be enough so as the rice does not dry. The rice should be able to absorb it.
Finally add the cleaned shrimp and peas to boil together for 2 minutes.
Mix well, try the rice if it is cooked and correct the taste with salt and pepper.
Remove the pan from the heat, let the rice cool for very little and serve putting, if we so wish, in a platter for most beautiful effect.
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Author Zambia G. Sifaki